Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 30 August 1978
Type:Tupolev 134
Operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registration: SP-LGC
C/n / msn: 9350804
First flight: 1969
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF) (   Germany) show on map
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Gdansk-Rebiechowo Airport (GDN/EPGD), Poland
Destination airport:Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF/EDDB), Germany
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to West Germany. Demands were accepted and hijacker surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Miklos Szabo


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Distance from Gdansk-Rebiechowo Airport to Berlin-Schönefeld Airport as the crow flies is 393 km (246 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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