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Last updated: 28 September 2021
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Date:Tuesday 29 September 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-LTP
MSN: 67302802
First flight: 1966
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW) (   Poland)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA), Poland
Destination airport:Szczecin-Goleniów Airport (SZZ/EPSC), Poland
Narrative:
Because more passengers than manifested were aboard, police boarded to check. A man then put a razor to the neck of another passenger and demanded to be flown to West Berlin. The other passengers threatened the hijacker and he moved to the rear of the plane where he was arrested by the police.

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 Warszawa-Okecie Airport to Szczecin-Goleniów 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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