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FBI releases age-progressed photos of 1986 Pan Am hijackers

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations today released age-progressed photographs of four alleged hijackers charged with the 1986 hijack of Pan Am Flight 73 that killed 20 people, including Indian flight attendant Bhanot.

The hijackers are Wadoud Muhammad Hafiz al-Turki, Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim, Muhammad Abdullah Khalil Hussain ar- Rahayyal, and


These images were created by the FBI laboratory using age-progression technology and original photographs obtained by the FBI in the year 2000, a said.

The September 5, 1986 storming of which had landed in from resulted in the killing of 20 passengers and crew, including two Americans, the attempted of 379 passengers and crew, and the wounding of more than 100 persons on board.

The Rewards for Justice Programme offers a reward of up to USD 5 million each for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the alleged hijackers.

Each of these individuals are believed to have been members of the (ANO), previously on the U S State Department's list of designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

Each of them currently are on the list of FBI's most wanted terrorists.

Bhanot, who headed the attendants on the flight, lost her life in protecting the passengers.

She was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra for her bravery.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 01:55 IST
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