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Last updated: 27 September 2020
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Date:Monday 29 May 1978
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:Prague (   Czech Republic)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Brno Turany Airport (BRQ/LKTB), Czech Republic
Destination airport:Karlovy Vary Airport (KLV/LKKV), Czech Republic
Narrative:
A hijacker demanded to go to West Germany but was subdued by crewmembers. The aircraft landed in Prague and the hijacker was taken into custody.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Brno Turany Airport to Karlovy Vary Airport as the crow flies is 294 km (184 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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