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Hijacking description
Last updated: 23 June 2018
Status:
Date:Friday 5 September 1958
Time:12:52
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-14P
Operator:Aeroflot / Estonia
Registration: CCCP-L2048
C/n / msn: 705101
First flight: 1957
Total airframe hrs:1195
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Jõhvi (   Estonia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
Destination airport:Tallinn-Ülemiste Airport (TLL/EETN), Estonia
Flightnumber: 365
Narrative:
The aircraft was hijacked some 30 minutes after take-off from Leningrad. The hijacker made use of home-made explosives, setting off a fire in the cabin. The crew managed to make an emergency landing at Jõhvi, Estonia.
All occupants except for the hijacker were able to get out before the fuselage burned out.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport to Tallinn-Ülemiste Airport as the crow flies is 306 km (191 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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