Indian Airlines Flight IC 814

Indian Airlines Flight 814 on its way from Kathmandu, Nepal to India was hijacked on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24, 1999 by allegedly five Pakistani nationals, soon after the aircraft penetrated Indian airspace. The hijackers bashed to death 25-year-old Indian Rupin Katyal. After hovering off for days in the air, finally, the plane landed in Afghanistan, where the hijackers agreed to let go the hostages in exchange for the release of three Muslim terrorists.