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Last updated: 25 September 2020
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Date:Tuesday 11 October 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Frankfurt (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Karlovy Vary Airport (KLV/LKKV), Czech Republic
Destination airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Narrative:
The aircraft was hijacked to Frankfurt, West Germany. Both hijackers surrendered to German authorities, requesting political asylum. Each hijacker was armed with a pistol.

Classification:
Hijack


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Karlovy Vary Airport to Praha-Ruzyne International Airport as the crow flies is 96 km (60 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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