Hijacking description
Last updated: 21 August 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 20 November 1969
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-LTB
C/n / msn: 67302205
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: None
Location:Wien-Schwechat Airport (VIE) (   Austria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Wroclaw-Strachowice Airport (WRO/EPWR), Poland
Destination airport:Bratislava-Ivanka Airport (BTS/LZIB), Slovakia
Narrative:
Two hijackers demanded to be taken to Vienna, Austria. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Sources:
» Arbeiter-Zeitung, 21-11-1969
» E-mail Thomas Gamharter (15-1-2014)


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Map
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 Wroclaw-Strachowice Airport to Bratislava-Ivanka Airport as the crow flies is 325 km (203 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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