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Hijacking description
Last updated: 27 July 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 9 June 1970
Type:unknown
Operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW) (   Unknown country)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport (KTW/EPKT), Poland
Destination airport:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Poland
Narrative:
Two armed passengers attempted to hijack the aircraft to Vienna, Austria, but they were overpowered. The flight continued to Warsaw.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Leeuwarder courant 10-06-1970


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Distance from Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport to Warszawa-Okecie Airport as the crow flies is 228 km (142 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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