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Last updated: 23 October 2020
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Date:Wednesday 5 August 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24V
Operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registration: SP-LTI
C/n / msn: 67302506
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Gdansk Airport (GDN) (   Poland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport (KTW/EPKT), Poland
Destination airport:Gdansk-Rebiechowo Airport (GDN/EPGD), Poland
Narrative:
En route to Gdansk the hijacker threatened to blow up the aircraft with explosives. The aircraft landed in Gdansk and the hijacker was taken into custody by Polish authorities.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Miklos Szabo


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Distance from Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport to Gdansk-Rebiechowo Airport as the crow flies is 433 km (271 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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