Hijacking
Last updated: 25 October 2014
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Datum:Freitag 30 April 1982
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonow 24B
Fluggesellschaft:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Kennzeichen: SP-LTG
Werknummer: 67302504
Baujahr: 1966
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF) (   Deutschland) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Wroclaw-Strachowice Airport (WRO/EPWR), Polen
Flug nach:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Polen
Unfallbericht:
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.


Informationsquelle:
» Miklos Szabo


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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.
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