Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Malaysian Airline flight 653--4 December 1977

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 26 November 2017

Date: 4 December 1977

Location: near Tanjung Kupang, Malaysia

Type of event: terrorism


A hijacked Malaysian Boeing 737 airliner crashed about 8:15 PM near the Straits of Johore. The aircraft was descending when the hijackers shot both pilots after which the airliner crashed in a swamp, killing all aboard.

Consequences: 100 killed


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