Narrative:One of three security guards aboard the Warsaw-bound flight, demanded that the aircraft be flown to West Berlin. Shortly after landing at Tempelhof Airport, West Berlin, the hijacker jumped off the plane. He was fired at by the other security guards aboard and was wounded in the right foot.
He returned the fire but no one was hit. He was taken into custody by U.S. officials and later was turned over to West Germany authorities.
Four other passengers requested political asylum in West Berlin.
» 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.