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Last updated: 24 October 2021
Date:Friday 4 June 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Jugoslovenske Sovjet Transport Aviacija - JUSTA
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Bari (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Beograd-Dojno Polje Airport, Serbia
Destination airport:Sarajevo Airport (SJJ/LQSA), Bosnia and Herzegovina
One of the crew members and a passenger drew guns and forced the pilot to fly to Italy. The hijackers wanted to escape the Communist regime in Yugoslavia.

» De T?d, 4 June 1948


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Distance from Beograd-Dojno Polje Airport to Sarajevo Airport as the crow flies is 196 km (123 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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