GTD ID:
197709280004

When:
1977-09-28

Country:
India

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Maharashtra

City:
Bombay

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hijacking
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Japan Airlines
Specific Description DC-8
Nationality of Target Japan
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 146
US Hostages 9
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 6000000.00
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid Unknown
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources Unknown
Ransom Notes Unknown
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
Firearm; Grenades
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
Japanese Red Army (JRA) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources