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Hijacking description
Last updated: 24 May 2016
Date:Friday 16 September 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: None
Location:Nyköping-F11 AFB(NYO) (   Sweden)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Gdansk-Rebiechowo Airport (GDN/EPGD), Poland
Destination airport:Lódz-Lublinek Airport (LCJ/EPLL), Poland
Five Poles, armed with four loaded guns and a toy pistol, hijacked the LOT plane to Sweden.



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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 Gdansk-Rebiechowo Airport to Lódz-Lublinek Airport as the crow flies is 300 km (187 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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