Hijacking description
Last updated: 30 July 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 18 September 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24B
Operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registration: SP-LTG
C/n / msn: 67302504
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL) (   Germany) show on map
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport (KTW/EPKT), Poland
Destination airport:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Poland
Narrative:
Twelve Polish hijackers demanded to be taken to West Germany. The hijackers surrendered. A Soviet Mi-8 helicopter attempted to stop the aircraft from landing at Tegel, but failed.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» DDR-Luftwaffe.de
» Miklos Szabo


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Distance from Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport to Warszawa-Okecie Airport as the crow flies is 228 km (142 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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