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Hijacking
Last updated: 26 June 2017
Statuts:
Date:jeudi 8 juin 1972
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410A
Compagnie:Slov-Air
Immatriculation: OK-ADN
Numéro de série: 710004
Année de Fabrication: 1971
Equipage:victimes: 1 / ŕ bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / ŕ bord: 14
Total:victimes: 1 / ŕ bord: 16
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Weiden (   Allemagne)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Mariánské Lázne Airport (MKA/LKMR), République tchčque
Aéroport de destination:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), République tchčque
Détails:
The Slov-Air flight Prague to Mariánské Lázne (Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic) was routine. Turnaround time at Mariánské Lázne Airport was 20 minutes before the flight back to Prague. The Let 410 took off shortly after 16:00. Over the Becov control point two passengers, one wielding a gun, entered the flight deck and grabbed both pilots headphones shouting: "Fly to West Germany, otherwise I will shoot you dead!" Then sound of shot was heard. The captain, Ján Micica had been killed. The hijacker then threatened to shoot the copilot as well, demanding an immediate course to Munich. At the same time eight other hijackers attacked the last four passengers using bottles, to avoid resistance of a possible security guard on board.
The copilot told the hijacker that they did not have enough fuel to reach Munich and that he would land in nearest bigger city. Just after hijackers had seen "Glassfabrik" writing on a factory and western cars on the roads, a landing was performed on Weiding airstrip, just 600 m long.
Ten hijackers (including three women, one with infant baby) escaped and were later caught by police.

Sources:
» E-mail Peter Hupka (5-5-2009, 30-1-2017)
» totalmag.cz


Photos

photo of Let L-410A OK-ADN
OK-ADN went to CSA in 1976 and was withdrawn from use in 1991
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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Mariánské Lázne Airport et Praha-Ruzyne International Airport est de 111 km (69 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus ŕ ce jour.
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