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Last updated: 27 September 2020
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Date:Monday 6 February 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-134
Operator:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Frankfurt (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF/EDDB), Germany
Destination airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Narrative:
Claiming he had a bomb in his briefcase, the hijacker forced the plane to fly to West Germany. The plane landed in Frankfurt where the hijacker surrendered, asking for political asylum. No bomb was found.
He subsequently was sentenced to 4 years in prison by West German court.

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 Berlin-Schönefeld Airport to Praha-Ruzyne International Airport as the crow flies is 257 km (160 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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