Accident description
Last updated: 24 July 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 2 April 1969
Time:16:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24B
Operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registration: SP-LTF
C/n / msn: 67302406
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 48 / Occupants: 48
Total:Fatalities: 53 / Occupants: 53
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Zawoja (   Poland) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Poland
Destination airport:Kraków-J. Paul II Balice International Airport (KRK/EPKK), Poland
Flightnumber: 165
Narrative:
The Antonov struck Polica Mountain at an altitude of 1200m (150m below the summit) during a snowstorm.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Tragedia lotnicza na Policy


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Distance from Warszawa-Okecie Airport to Kraków-J. Paul II Balice International Airport as the crow flies is 245 km (153 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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Antonov 24

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