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Last updated: 23 October 2019
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Date:Monday 14 September 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic BA11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
BAC One-Eleven 424EU
Operator:Tarom
Registration: YR-BCB
C/n / msn: 156
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 84
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 89
Aircraft damage: None
Location:München-Riem Airport (MUC) (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bucharest (unknown airport), Romania
Destination airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Narrative:
Three armed man, believed to be Hungarians, hijacked a BAC One-Eleven and forced the pilots to fly to at Munich, Germany.
The three men, who were armed with pistols and accompanied by a woman and two children, were disarmed and arrested by West German police. Passengers and crew were immediately evacuated from the aircraft after one of the hijackers claimed a bomb was planted on board. An imitation bomb was found in the aircraft's lavatory.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» West Germany: Rumanian Jet Hijacked To Munich 1970 (British Pathé)


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