Hijacking
Last updated: 23 December 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 27 February 1979
Type:Tupolev 154
Operator:Aeroflot
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
Flightnumber: 212
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.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» St. Petersburg Times - Feb 28, 1979


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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 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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