Unlawful Interference Boeing 727-2H9 YU-AKF, Saturday 26 September 1981
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Date:Saturday 26 September 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 727-2H9
Owner/operator:Jugoslovenski Aerotransport - JAT
Registration: YU-AKF
MSN: 21038/1118
Year of manufacture:1975
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 107
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Larnaca Airport (LCA) -   Cyprus
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Titograd Airport (TGD/LYPG)
Destination airport:Beograd Airport (BEG/LYBE)
Three Croatians were armed with a pistol and a knife hijacked the domestic flight. They demanded to be taken to Israel. At Larnaca passengers staged a mock fire alarm and escaped while the plane was on the ground.

The aircraft operated on a flight from Titograd to Belgrade. The hijacking occurred shortly after an unscheduled stop at Dubrovnik Airport to pick up high ranking officials after an international conference.


New York Times, September 28, 1981


photo (c) Aeronautical museum - Belgrade; Airport Nikola Tesla Belgrade

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