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Last updated: 28 July 2021
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Date:Wednesday 8 July 1959
Type:unknown
Operator:Jugoslovenski Aerotransport - JAT
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Bari-Palese Airport (BRI) (   Italy)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tivat Airport (TIV/LYTV), Montenegro
Destination airport:Beograd-Dojno Polje Airport, Serbia
Narrative:
A male passenger drew a gun shortly after takeoff from Tivat Airport. He ran forward and threatened the pilot and demanded to be flown to Italy. The aircraft diverted to Bari Airport, where the hijacker requested asylum.

Sources:
» L'Unità, 9-7-1959


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Distance from Tivat Airport to Beograd-Dojno Polje Airport as the crow flies is 298 km (186 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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