Hijacking description
Last updated: 19 September 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 30 June 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52
Operator:TABSO
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
Narrative:
Anti-Communists hijacked the plane and commandeered it to Istanbul. The pilot was killed in the struggle.

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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 Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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