Federal Bureau of Investigation released photographs of 4 hijackers Neerja Bhanot's Pan Am Flight 73

FBI releases 'age-progressed' pictures of Pan Am Flight 73 attack suspects

FBI releases 'age-progressed' pictures of Pan Am Flight 73 attack suspects

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations on Thursday 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 Neerja Bhanot.

Wadoud Muhammad Hafiz al-Turki, Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim, Muhammad Abdullah Khalil Hussain ar-Rahayyal, and Muhammad Ahmed al-Munawar are suspected of the crime, which resulted in the murder of 20 passengers and crew, including two Americans, and the wounding of 100 others on board.

The new images were made by using older photos of the suspects, acquired by the agency in 2000, and "age-progression technology", the office said.

Each of these individuals is believed to have been a member of the Abu Nidal Organization, previously on the U.S. Department of State's list of designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

The Pan Am Flight 73, on September 5, 1986, landed for a stopover in Karachi from Mumbai, with 379 passengers and crew aboard when it was hijacked by 4 persons.

Each suspect is now on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List.

She was posthumously awarded the Ashok Chakra.

The U.S. Department of State Rewards for Justice Program is offering rewards of up to $5 million for information that leads to their arrest or conviction.

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

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