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Last updated: 16 July 2019
Status:
Date:Tuesday 8 September 1987
Type:unknown
Operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:at an unknown location (   Poland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Poland
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Flightnumber: 323
Narrative:
A passenger reportedly foiled a hijacking of a LOT airliner which had just taken off from Warsaw's Okecie Airport en route to Athens. The hijacker apparently tried to get into the cockpit but was subdued by the passengers. The objective of the hijacker was not known.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1987 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Warszawa-Okecie Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 1589 km (993 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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