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Last updated: 13 May 2021
Status:
Date:Tuesday 10 March 1970
Type:unknown
Operator:Interflug
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF) (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF/EDDB), Germany
Destination airport:Leipzig Airport (LEJ/EDDP), Germany
Narrative:
A male and a female passenger on board a domestic Interflug flight in East Germany attempted to hijack the flight, likely to flee to West Germany. Media in East Germany reported that both hijackers were taken down by the crew and subsequently committed suicide.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Abilene Reporter News March 11, 1970


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Distance from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport to Leipzig Airport as the crow flies is 137 km (86 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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