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Hijacking description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 16 February 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Korean National Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Pyongyang-Sunan Aiport (FNJ) (   North Korea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Busan-Gimhae (Pusan) International Airport (PUS/RKPK), South Korea
Destination airport:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), South Korea
Narrative:
8 hijackers demanded to be taken to North Korea. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.



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Distance from Busan-Gimhae (Pusan) International Airport to Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport as the crow flies is 325 km (203 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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