Flugunfall 18 NOV 1983 einer Tupolev Tu-134A CCCP-65807 - Tbilisi Airport (TBS)
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Datum:Freitag 18 November 1983
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolew Tu-134A
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot / Georgia
Kennzeichen: CCCP-65807
Werknummer: 3352108
Baujahr: 1973
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:10506
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 59
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 66
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Tbilisi Airport (TBS) (   Georgien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Tbilisi-Novo Alexeyevka Airport (TBS/UGGG), Georgien
Flug nach:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russland
The Tupolev was hijacked by nine people, some of whom burst into the flight deck and opened fire. The first officer made sharp manoeuvres to prevent the hijackers from taking aim. In so doing the aircraft was subjected to G loads of +3.15/-0.6, which exceeded the design limit of the Tu-134. The hijackers were forced out of the flight deck and the aircraft returned to Tbilisi where security forces stormed the aircraft. Three crew, two passengers and two hijackers were killed and the aircraft received 63 bullet holes but was written off on account of permanent structural deformations caused by excessive G loads.

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Distance from Tbilisi-Novo Alexeyevka Airport to Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport as the crow flies is 2239 km (1399 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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