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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Thursday 11 December 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic YS11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
NAMC YS-11-125
Operator:Korean Air Lines - KAL
Registration: HL5208
MSN: 2043
First flight: 1967
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 51
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pyongyang (   North Korea)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kangnung Airport (KAG/RKNN), South Korea
Destination airport:Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport (SEL/RKSS), South Korea
Hijacked to North Korea. Damaged on landing. One of the hijackers was the co-pilot of the flight.

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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 Kangnung Airport to Seoul-Gimpo (Kimpo) International Airport as the crow flies is 189 km (118 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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