Hijacking description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 4 January 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47
Operator:Maszovlet
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Airplane damage: None
Location:München-Riem Airport (MUC) (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Pécs/Pogany Airport (LHPP), Hungary
Destination airport:Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD/LHBP), Hungary
Narrative:
22 hijackers demanded to be taken to Germany. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

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Distance from Pécs/Pogany Airport to Budapest-Ferihegy Airport as the crow flies is 177 km (111 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.
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