Hijacking description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 24 March 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Erding AB (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ostrava-Mošnov International Airport (OSR/LKMT), Czech Republic
Destination airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Narrative:
On March 24, 1950, three CSA DC-3 planes were hijacked on flight to Prague. All three airliners were commandeered to Germany and landed at the US Air Force Base at Erding. The aircraft carried a total of 85 occupants. A total of 26 elected to stay in Germany as fugitives from Communism.

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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 Ostrava-Mošnov International Airport to Praha-Ruzyne International Airport as the crow flies is 277 km (173 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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