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Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Fecha:domingo 19 octubre 1969
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18B
Operador:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción: 1966
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 61
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL) (   Alemania)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Polonia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF/EDDB), Alemania
Descripción:
The Il-18 aircraft was on its way from Warsaw, Poland, to Brussels, Belgium via Berlin-Schönefeld Airport when the aircraft was hijacked and made to land at Berlin-Tegel Airport at 13.55. After three hours on the ground the aircraft left for Schönefeld.
Both male hijackers were from East Germany and requested asylum in West Berlin.

Fuentes:
» Algemeen Handelsblad 20-10-1969
» West Germany: West Berlin: East Berliners Hijack Polish Airliner To French West Sector (British Pathé)


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Distance from Warszawa-Okecie Airport to Berlin-Schönefeld Airport as the crow flies is 503 km (314 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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