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Last updated: 18 November 2019
Date:Tuesday 26 October 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Operator:Olympic Airways
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 64
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:at an unknown location (   Greece)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Destination airport:?
A 20-year old passenger, armed with a gun, hijacked the flight and demanded to be taken to Rome, Italy. He was overpowered by passengers.
The airplane was on a flight to the Island of Crete.

Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

» Limburgsch dagblad 27-10-1971


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