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Hijacking description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 10 May 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 18
Operator:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Frankfurt (   Germany)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Destination airport:Brno Turany Airport (BRQ/LKTB), Czech Republic
Narrative:
Three hijackers demanded to be taken to Frankfurt. Demands were accepted and hijackers surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Praha-Ruzyne International Airport to Brno Turany Airport as the crow flies is 203 km (127 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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