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Last updated: 30 November 2015
Datum:Samstag 23 Januar 1971
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker F-27 Friendship 500
Fluggesellschaft:Korean Air Lines - KAL
Kennzeichen: HL5212
Werknummer: 10428
Baujahr: 1969
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:3171
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 55
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 60
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Sokcho (   Südkorea)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Kangnung Airport (KAG/RKNN), Südkorea
Flug nach:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), Südkorea
The Fokker crash-landed on a beach after an attempted hijack by a man carrying grenades. The hijacker and the co-pilot were killed by grenade explosions.

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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 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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