PIA plane hijackers hanged till death in Karachi

11:05 AM | 28 May, 2015
PIA plane hijackers hanged till death in Karachi
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KARACHI (Web Desk) - Three death-row prisoners convicted for the 1998 hijacking of a PIA Fokker were executed in Karachi and Hyderabad jails on Thursday, local media reported.

A Karachi-bound PIA Fokker was hijacked by three men shortly after it took off from Turbat with more than 30 passengers on board on May 24, 1998.

The hijackers wanted to take the aircraft to India.

The pilot of the plane, Captain Uzair Khan had landed the plane at the Hyderabad airport, duping the hijackers into believing that they had landed in the Bhuj airfield of India.

The hijacking had come to an end after security personnel stormed the plane overpowering the hijackers.