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Last updated: 26 November 2015
Datum:Freitag 18 Mai 1973
Flugzeugtyp:Tupolew 104B
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-42411
Werknummer: 820303
Baujahr: 1958
Triebwerk: 2 Mikulin AM-3M-500
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 74 / Insassen: 74
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 82 / Insassen: 82
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:97 km (60.6 Meilen) W of Chita (   Russland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Irkutsk Airport (IKT/UIII), Russland
Flug nach:Chita Airport (HTA/UIAA), Russland
The Tupolev 104 was hijacked by a passenger, who demanded to be flown to China. The explosive device which he had taken with him detonated at an altitude of FL300, causing the plane to crash east of Lake Baikal.
The Tu-104 is also reported to have been CCCP-42379.

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Distance from Irkutsk Airport to Chita Airport as the crow flies is 604 km (378 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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