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Hijacking description
Last updated: 22 September 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 18 April 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410A
Operator:Slov-Air
Registration: OK-ADN
C/n / msn: 710004
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Nürnberg Airport (NUE) (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mariánské Lázne Airport (MKA/LKMR), Czech Republic
Destination airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Narrative:
After departure at 16:00 from Mariánské Lázne Airport, two hijackers demanded to be taken to Germany. One of the hijackers shot and wounded the first officer.
After landing at Nürnberg in Germany the hijackers sought asylum in West Germany. After an initial prison term, they were granted asylum in 1976.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Petr Viskot (e-mail, 19-7-2015)
» totalmag.cz


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OK-ADN went to CSA in 1976 and was withdrawn from use in 1991
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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 Mariánské Lázne Airport to Praha-Ruzyne International Airport as the crow flies is 111 km (69 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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