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Hijacking description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 10 April 1958
Time:ca 09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46
Operator:Republic of Korea Air Force - ROKAF
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: None
Location:Pyongtaek (   South Korea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Daegu (Taegu) International Airport (TAE/RKTN), South Korea
Destination airport:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), South Korea
Narrative:
A rebellious Air Force captain attempted to hijack the plane to Communist North Korea. In the struggle to commandeer the plane, he shot and killed one of the crew members.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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Distance from Daegu (Taegu) International Airport to Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport as the crow flies is 247 km (155 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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