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Last updated: 15 November 2019
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Date:Sunday 28 May 1972
Type:Boeing 707
Operator:Olympic Airways
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 135
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Athens (   Greece)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Heraklion-N. Kazantzakis Airport (HER/LGIR), Greece
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Narrative:
Lone hijacker demanded ticket to London and medical treatment. Plane stormed/hijacker arrested. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack
Plane stormed

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Distance from Heraklion-N. Kazantzakis Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 311 km (194 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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