Hijacking description
Last updated: 30 August 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 11 December 1969
Type:NAMC YS-11-125
Operator:Korean Air Lines - KAL
Registration: HL5208
C/n / msn: 2043
First flight: 1967
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pyongyang (   North Korea)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kangnung Airport (KAG/RKNN), South Korea
Destination airport:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), South Korea
Narrative:
Hijacked to North Korea. Damaged on landing.

Sources:
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA


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Distance from Kangnung Airport to Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport as the crow flies is 189 km (118 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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