ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev Tu-134A registration unknown Wien-Schwechat Airport (VIE)
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Date:Thursday 14 October 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-134A
Operator:Balkan Bulgarian Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Wien-Schwechat Airport (VIE) (   Austria)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bourgas Airport (BOJ/LBBG), Bulgaria
Destination airport:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Poland
While en route between Bourgas Airport (BOJ) and Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW) two passengers stood up and held a straight razor to the throat of a flight attendant and commandeered the aircraft. They demanded to be flown to West Germany but agreed to a landing at Vienna, Austria, when told there was a shortage of fuel. The flight attendant was cut slightly with the razor during the flight. Upon landing they surrendered to Austrian authorities.



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Distance from Bourgas Airport to Warszawa-Okecie Airport as the crow flies is 1166 km (729 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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