Hijacking description
Last updated: 1 September 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 24 April 1973
Type:Tupolev 104B
Operator:Aeroflot, Northern Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-42505
C/n / msn: 021903
First flight: 1960
Engines: 2 Mikulin AM-3M-500
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Leningrad (   Russia) show on map
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva (unknown airport), Russia
Narrative:
Flight engineer and hijacker killed when device held by the hijacker exploded. A hole was blown in the right side of the fuselage; the aircraft landed safely.

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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