Unlawful Interference Boeing 727-2H9 YU-AKF, Saturday 26 September 1981
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Date:Saturday 26 September 1981
Time:
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)
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

New York Times, September 28, 1981

Images:


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

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