31 Dec. 1999
Kandahar, Afghanistan - IslamicStateof Afghanistan
Passengers of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane leave in a minibus as they are transferred to another Indian Airlines plane at Kandahar airport in December 31. All passengers on the plane were freed on Friday and will be returned to India later in the evening, Indian officials said. They were allowed to leave the aircraft shortly after five hijackers descended a cockpit ladder and were driven out of the airport where the aircraft has been grounded for a week.