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Last updated: 22 January 2019
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Date:Thursday 15 October 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24B
Operator:Aeroflot / Georgia
Registration: CCCP-46256
C/n / msn: 77303404
First flight: 1967
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 60
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Trabzon Airport (TZX) (   Turkey)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Batumi-Chorokh Airport (BUS/UGSB), Georgia
Destination airport:Sukhumi Airport (SUI/UGSS), Georgia
Narrative:
Two hijackers demanded to be taken to Turkey. Hijackers surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Batumi-Chorokh Airport to Sukhumi Airport as the crow flies is 144 km (90 miles).

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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