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Last updated: 14 November 2019
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Date:Saturday 28 June 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24
Operator:Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) (   Greece)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Varna Airport (VAR/LBWN), Bulgaria
Destination airport:Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport (SOF/LBSF), Bulgaria
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Greece. Hijacker surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Varna Airport to Sofia-Vrazhdebna Airport as the crow flies is 362 km (226 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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