Unlawful Interference Ilyushin Il-18B , Sunday 19 October 1969
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Date:Sunday 19 October 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-18B
Owner/operator:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Year of manufacture:1966
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 61
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL) -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Warszawa-Okecie Airport (WAW/EPWA)
Destination airport:Berlin-Schönefeld Airport (SXF/EDDB)
The Il-18 aircraft was on its way from Warsaw, Poland, to Brussels, Belgium via Berlin-Schönefeld Airport when the aircraft was hijacked and made to land at Berlin-Tegel Airport at 13.55. After three hours on the ground the aircraft left for Schönefeld.
Both male hijackers were from East Germany and requested asylum in West Berlin.


Algemeen Handelsblad 20-10-1969
West Germany: West Berlin: East Berliners Hijack Polish Airliner To French West Sector (British Pathé)


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