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Hijacking description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Monday 21 October 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 134
Operator:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: None
Location:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG) (   Czech Republic)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bratislava-Ivanka Airport (BTS/LZIB), Slovakia
Destination airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Narrative:
A CSA Tupolev 134 aircraft, en route from Bratislava (BTS) to Prague (PRG) with 12 passengers and five crew, was hijacked. The hijacker, a Czechoslovakian teenager, claimed to have a bomb and demanded one million German marks, two parachutes and free passage to Libya. The aircraft landed in Prague to refuel; the passengers and crew were eventually released while the hijacker remained on the aircraft with a negotiator. Sixteen hours after the incident began, the hijacker surrendered to authorities. No injuries were reported.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1991 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Bratislava-Ivanka Airport to Praha-Ruzyne International Airport as the crow flies is 301 km (188 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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