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Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Friday 18 February 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 134A
Operator:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG) (   Czech Republic)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Poprad/Tatry Airport (TAT/LZTT), Slovakia
Destination airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Narrative:
During a flight between Poprad and Prague, a male passenger attacked a stewardess and tried to enter the cockpit. He threatened to blow up the plane with explosives.
After he refused to surrender to security personnel on board he was shot and later died of his wounds.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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Distance from Poprad/Tatry Airport to Praha-Ruzyne International Airport as the crow flies is 443 km (277 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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