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Last updated: 23 September 2021
Datum:Freitag 26 Mai 1989
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Jakowlew Yak-40
Fluggesellschaft:CSA Ceskoslovenské Aerolinie
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Triebwerk: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 27
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Karlovy Vary Airport (KLV) (   Tschechische Republik)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Tschechische Republik
Flug nach:Karlovy Vary Airport (KLV/LKKV), Tschechische Republik
A Czechoslovakian male armed with a fake grenade hijacked a Czechoslovak YAK-40 commuter flight with 27 passengers during a flight between Prague and Karlovy Vary. The hijacker demanded the
pilot fly to a Western European country. A security guard overpowered the hijacker and the aircraft landed without incident. The hijacker received 13 years imprisonment.

» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1989 / FAA


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Distance from Praha-Ruzyne International Airport to Karlovy Vary Airport as the crow flies is 96 km (60 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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