Unlawful Interference Boeing 747-237B VT-EBE, Wednesday 25 December 1974
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Date:Wednesday 25 December 1974
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B742 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 747-237B
Owner/operator:Air-India
Registration: VT-EBE
MSN: 19960/130
Year of manufacture:1971
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 155
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM/VABB)
Destination airport:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF)
Narrative:
Air-India flight 105 was en route between Beirut (BEY), Lebanon and Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO), Italy when it was hijacked by a 31-year old male passenger.
He demanded to be flown the Rome. During the descent into Rome he threatened to crash the plane in Rome.
The crew was able to subdue the hijacker, who was handed over top Italian police officers after landing.

Air-India Flight 105 was a scheduled service from Bombay-Santacruz Airport (BOM), India to New York-JFK (JFK), USA with en route stops at Beirut, Rome and Paris.

Sources:

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Dec 26, 1974

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