Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 6 May 1978
Type:unknown
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:at an unknown location (   Unknown country)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Ashgabat Airport (ASB/UTAA), Turkmenistan
Destination airport:Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV/URMM), Russia
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded to be taken abroad. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

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Distance from Ashgabat Airport to Mineralnye Vody Airport as the crow flies is 1443 km (902 miles).

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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