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Hijacking description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 2 January 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Operator:Olympic Airways
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Cairo (   Egypt)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Heraklion Airport (HER/LGIR), Greece
Destination airport:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Greece
Narrative:
One hijacker. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.



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Distance from Heraklion Airport to Athens-Ellinikon International Airport as the crow flies is 311 km (194 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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