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Hijacking
Last updated: 30 August 2015
Status:
Datum:Dienstag 24 April 1973
Flugzeugtyp:Tupolew 104B
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, Northern Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-42505
Werknummer: 021903
Baujahr: 1960
Betriebsstunden:17095
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:10698
Triebwerk: 2 Mikulin AM-3M-500
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 51
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 57
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport (LED) (   Russland)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport (LED/ULLI), Russland
Flug nach:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russland
Unfallbericht:
An Aeroflot flight from Leningrad to Moscow was hijacked by a passenger who demanded to be flown to Stockholm.
The flight crew decided to return to Leningrad.
The hijacker set off an explosive device when the landing gear was lowered, killing the flight engineer and himself.
A hole was blown in the right side of the fuselage but the aircraft landed safely.


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


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport to Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport as the crow flies is 595 km (372 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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