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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Wednesday 30 August 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-134
Operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registration: SP-LGC
MSN: 9350804
First flight: 1969
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (THF) (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Gdansk-Rebiechowo Airport (GDN/EPGD), Poland
Destination airport:Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF/EDDB), Germany
A hijacker armed with a starter pistol demanded to be taken to Tempelhof Airport in West Berlin. The flight landed at Tempelhof where hijacker and eight other passengers asked for political asylum.


» Miklos Szabo


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Distance from Gdansk-Rebiechowo Airport to Berlin-Schönefeld Airport as the crow flies is 393 km (246 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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