Narrative:One hijacker demanded to be taken to Sweden. Demands were accepted and hijacker surrendered. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.
|Date:||Thursday 26 May 1977|
|Operator:||Aeroflot / Latvia|
|C/n / msn:|| 57302108|
|First flight:|| 1965|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23 |
|Airplane damage:|| Unknown|
|Location:||Stockholm-Arlanda (ARN) ( Sweden)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
|Departure airport:||Donetsk Airport (DOK/UKCC), Ukraine|
|Destination airport:||Riga-Central Airport (EVRS), Latvia|
» Peter Tancred
The An-24 passing overhead Arlanda, escorted by a Swedish Air Force Saab Draken.
The hijacked An-24 makes a pass over the runway.
The hijacked An-24 on final approach for landing.
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 Donetsk Airport to Riga-Central Airport as the crow flies is 1341 km (838 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.