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Last updated: 4 August 2021
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Date:Saturday 22 August 1981
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-LTC
MSN: 67302208
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:Wroclaw-Strachowice Airport (WRO/EPWR), Poland
Destination airport:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Poland
Narrative:
About five minutes after take off the hijacker removed a hand grenade from the rear of a portable radio, went to the cockpit and ordered the crew to fly to Tempelhof Airport, West Berlin. After landing at Tempelhof the hijacker surrendered to U.S. authorities. Later he was turned over to German authorities in West Berlin. Sentenced by West Berlin court to 5-1/2 years.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Miklos Szabo


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Distance from Wroclaw-Strachowice Airport to Warszawa-Okecie Airport as the crow flies is 303 km (189 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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