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Last updated: 26 October 2021
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Date:Tuesday 11 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-LTT
MSN: 97305701
First flight: 1969
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport (KTW) (   Poland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport (KTW/EPKT), Poland
Destination airport:Gdansk-Rebiechowo Airport (GDN/EPGD), Poland
Narrative:
While en route the hijacker held a knife to the throat of a female passenger and demanded to be flown to West Berlin. By changing direction several times, the pilot tricked the hijacker into thinking they had landed there. They actually landed at Warsaw where the Polish police boarded and took the hijacker into custody.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Miklos Szabo


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport to Gdansk-Rebiechowo Airport as the crow flies is 433 km (271 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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