Age progressed pictures of 1986 Pan Am Flight 73 hijackers released
New Delhi : The US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has released the age progressed pictures of four hijackers charged with the 1986 hijack of Pan Am Flight 73 that killed 20 people, including Indian flight attendant Neerja Bhanot.
The hijackers have been identified as Wadoud Muhammad Hafiz al-Turki, Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim, Muhammad Abdullah Khalil Hussain ar- Rahayyal, and Muhammad Ahmed al-Munawar.
The new released pictures have been created with the age progression technology used on the original pictures FBI had obtained in the year 2000.
The September 5, 1986 storming of Pan Am Flight 73 which had landed in Karachi from Mumbai resulted in the killing of 20 passengers and crew, including two Americans, the attempted murder of 379 passengers and crew, and the wounding of more than 100 persons on board.
A bounty of $5 billion has also been announced on the hijackers who are believed to be the members of Abu Nidal Organization (ANO), previously on the US state department’s list of designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations.
Bhanot, who headed the attendants on the flight, lost her life protecting the passengers. She was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra for her bravery.