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Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:Thursday 4 December 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24V
Operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Registration: SP-LTB
MSN: 67302205
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Berlin-Tempelhof Airport (   Germany)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Zielona Góra-Babimost Airport (IEG/EPZG), Poland
Destination airport:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Poland
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff, the hijacker armed with what appeared to be a hand grenade demanded to be flown to West Berlin. The aircraft landed at Tempelhof Airport, West Berlin where the hijacker was taken Into custody by West Berlin authorities. He
requested political asylum. Sentenced to 4 years for air piracy.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Miklos Szabo


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Distance from Zielona Góra-Babimost Airport to Warszawa-Okecie Airport as the crow flies is 350 km (219 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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