Robbery of 10 Mio Euro in Front of Austrian Airlines Plane in Albania

More+More+ ♦ Published: April 10, 2019; 18:17 ♦ (Vindobona)

During a robbery at Tirana International Airport, robbers tried to steal 10 million euros from an Austrian Airlines aircraft. The plane was supposed to bring the money to Vienna and was just loading. In a fire fight with the police, a perpetrator was killed on the run. All robbers had been identified and the police are pursuing the rest of the gang.

An aircraft of this type, almost ready to take off for Vienna, was attacked by armed men while loading on the runway of the airport of the Albanian capital Tirana. The plane was to transport large amounts of cash for banks from Tirana to Vienna. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Austrian Airlines from Austria [CC BY-SA 2.0 (]

Criminals with AK-47 rifles attacked an armored car at the airport of the Albanian capital Tirana before the eyes of air travellers in an Austrian Airlines plane ready for take-off.

According to the police of the Albanian capital, the robbers had entered the airport via a fire brigade access road and reached the runway.

The valuable cargo had just been loaded into the…