Narrative:Aeroflot flight 212 was hijacked by four passengers shortly after takeoff from Oslo. They threatened to blow up the plane using glass bottles filled with kerosene. The airplane made a scheduled landing at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN) where the hijackers were overpowered by crew members.
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants
|Date:||Tuesday 27 February 1979|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34 |
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN) ( Sweden)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Oslo-Fornebu Airport (FBU/ENFB), Norway|
|Destination airport:||Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN/ESSA), Sweden|
» St. Petersburg Times - Feb 28, 1979
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 Oslo-Fornebu Airport to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport as the crow flies is 406 km (254 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.