Narrative:Anti-Communists hijacked the plane and commandeered it to Istanbul. The pilot was killed in the struggle.
|Date:||Wednesday 30 June 1948|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17|
|Total:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||Istanbul ( Turkey)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Varna Airport (VAR/LBWN), Bulgaria|
|Destination airport:||Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport (SOF/LBSF), Bulgaria|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Varna Airport to Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport as the crow flies is 362 km (226 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.