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Last updated: 25 June 2019
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Date:Saturday 27 November 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154B-2
Operator:Malev Hungarian Airlines
Registration: HA-LCA
C/n / msn: 73A-045
First flight: 1973
Engines: 3 Kuznetsov NK-8-2U
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW) (   Poland)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Poland
Destination airport:Budapest-Ferihegy Airport (BUD/LHBP), Hungary
Flightnumber:MA121
Narrative:
A uniformed man. who appeared to be an airline security guard and armed with a pistol attempted to force the crew to fly the aircraft to West Berlin. The plane was on a stopover at Warsaw. He was overpowered by authorities after they convinced him the aircraft could not reach West Berlin.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» E-mail Ivan Rado, 30-4-2007


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Distance from Warszawa-Okecie Airport to Budapest-Ferihegy Airport as the crow flies is 536 km (335 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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