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Pan Am Flight 73 Hijacking (Karachi, Pakistan | September 5, 1986)

Near East (North Africa and the Middle East) | South and Central Asia


Up to $5 million

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Rewards for Justice is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information on the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73. On September 5, 1986, suspected members of the Abu Nidal Organization terrorist group hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 while it was on the ground in Karachi, Pakistan, with 379 on board. After holding the passengers and crew hostage for nearly 16 hours, the hijackers began shooting indiscriminately. Twenty people, including two Americans, were killed and more than 100 were injured.

Five terrorists who participated in the hijacking were ultimately captured, tried, and sentenced to prison in Pakistan. However, four of those convicted were reportedly released from custody in January 2008 and remain at large. Each was indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury and is on on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists List. Rewards for Justice is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information on each of these individuals:

– Wadoud Muhammad Hafiz al-Turki
– Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim
– Muhammad Abdullah Khalil Hussain ar-Rahayyal
– Muhammad Ahmed al-Munawar


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