Narrative:While awaiting takeoff from Rzeszˇw Airport (RZE), LOT Flight 702 to Warsaw was boarded by an individual who tried to enter the flight deck and threatened to detonate a hand grenade. There wer 30 passengers and crew on board the ATR-72 aircraft. The individual was shot in the abdomen by Polish security force members and was hospitalized. No hand grenades or other weapons were found, and there were no other injuries.
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1993 / U.S. Department of Tranport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
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 Rzeszˇw-Jasionka Airport to Warszawa-Okecie Airport as the crow flies is 238 km (149 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.