Hijacking description
Last updated: 30 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 25 February 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR-72-202
Operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW124B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: None
Location:Rzeszˇw-Jasionka Airport (RZE) (   Poland) show on map
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rzeszˇw-Jasionka Airport (RZE/EPRZ), Poland
Destination airport:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Poland
Flightnumber: 702
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 were 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.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1993 / U.S. Department of Tranport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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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.
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