GTD ID:
198609050009

When:
1986-09-05

Country:
Pakistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Sindh

City:
Karachi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hijacking
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Pan American World Airways Flight 073
Specific Description
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 400
US Hostages 0
Hours of Kidnapping 16
Days of Kidnapping 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Automatic firearm
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Abu Nidal Organization (ANO) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 20 Fatalities / 150 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 20
Number of U.S. Fatalities 2
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 150
Number of U.S. Injured 17
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources