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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 25 Februar 1993
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AT72 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 72-202
Fluggesellschaft:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW124B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 30
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport (RZE) (   Polen)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport (RZE/EPRZ), Polen
Flug nach:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Polen
While awaiting takeoff from Rzeszów Airport (RZE), LOT Flight 702 to Warsaw was boarded by an individual who tried to enter the flight deck and threatened to detonate a hand grenade. There were 30 passengers and crew on board the ATR-72 aircraft. The individual was shot in the abdomen by Polish security force members and was hospitalized. No hand grenades or other weapons were found, and there were no other injuries.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1993 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport to Warszawa-Okecie Airport as the crow flies is 238 km (149 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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