Place commemorating the „Mikołaj Kopernik” airplane crash, Fort VI „Okęcie”

Pawła Lipowczana street


Pawła Lipowczana street

On March 14, 1980 an airplane of Polish airlines Ił-62 PLL LOT „Mikołaj Kopernik” (SP-LAA) piloted by captain Paweł Lipowczan crashed near the Okęcie airport during a landing attempt. The cause of the disaster was an engine malfunction.


77 passengers and 10 crew members died in the accident. Among the casualties there was famous Polish singer Anna Jantar returning from a tour in the United States and 22 members of the US amateur boxing team.

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