Narrative:While en route between Wroclaw and Warsaw, Poland, eight hijackers overpowered and disarmed the six security men aboard and required that the plane be flown to West Berlin-Tempelhof Airport. Two of the security men were Injured. Upon landing the hijackers were taken Into custody by US authorities and turned over to West Berlin authorities. They requested political asylum.
Reportedly 28 other passengers chose to remain in West Berlin. The aircraft, crew, security personnel, and remaining passengers were allowed to return to Poland. The hijackers were sentenced to terms ranging from 2 to 4 years for endangering air traffic.
» Miklos Szabo
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 Wroclaw-Strachowice Airport to Warszawa-Okecie Airport as the crow flies is 303 km (189 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.