Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 16 October 1971
Type:NAMC YS-11
Operator:Olympic Airways
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 64
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Athens (   Greece)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kalamata Airport (KLX/LGKL), Greece
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Lebanon. Plane stormed/hijacker arrested. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack
Plane stormed

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Distance from Kalamata Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 175 km (110 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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