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Hijacking description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 13 October 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Malev Hungarian Airlines
Registration: HA-LID
C/n / msn: 18423508
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: None
Airplane fate: -
Location:Szombathely (   Hungary)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Szombathely Airport (LHSY), Hungary
Destination airport:Zalaegerszeg-Andráshida Airport (LHZA), Hungary
Narrative:
The Li-2 operated on a flight from Budapest (BUD) to Szombathely and Zalaegerszeg. Shortly after takeoff from Szombathely the airplane was hijacked by four men armed with machine guns who wanted to be flown to the West. They were taken down by authorities on the plane. One was killed, two were seriously injured.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» E-mail Ivan Rado, 16-2-2007
» E-mail Gabor Toth, 14-3-2012


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Distance from Szombathely Airport to Zalaegerszeg-Andráshida Airport as the crow flies is 45 km (28 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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