GTD ID:
197712040003

When:
1977-12-04

Country:
Malaysia

Region:
Southeast Asia

City:
Unknown

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hijacking
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Malaysian Airlines
Specific Description Boeing 737 - 2H6 Flight 653
Nationality of Target Malaysia
Target Type: Airports and Aircraft
Name of Entity Malaysian Airlines
Specific Description passengers
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 100
US Hostages 1
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Firearm; 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
Unknown Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 100 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 100
Number of U.S. Fatalities 1
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources