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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Datum:Sonntag 12 September 1948
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Technical and Aeronautical Exploitations - TAE
Kennzeichen: SX-BAH
Werknummer: 26565/15120
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 21
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Tetovo (   Nordmazedonien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Athens-Ellinikon International Airport (ATH/LGAT), Griechenland
Flug nach:Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG/LGTS), Griechenland
Eight hijackers demanded to be taken to Yugoslavia. The crew diverted to Tetovo where the hijackers deplaned. The flight then continued to Thessaloniki.

The Greek movie O Kloios (1987) is based on this hijacking.

» George Pantalos


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Athens-Ellinikon International Airport to Thessaloniki International Airport as the crow flies is 297 km (185 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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