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Hijacking description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Friday 20 January 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 134
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Odessa-Central Airport (ODS) (   Ukraine)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport (ARH/ULAA), Russia
Destination airport:Odessa-Central Airport (ODS/UKOO), Ukraine
Narrative:
A passenger threatened to blow up a the Tu-134 airliner on a flight from Arkhangelsk to Odessa, as it was preparing to land. He demanded to be flown to Israel or Romania. The crew agreed to the demands but convinced the hijacker to allow the aircraft to refuel in Odessa where the hijacker surrendered to authorities.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1989 / FAA


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Distance from Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport to Odessa-Central Airport as the crow flies is 2095 km (1309 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.
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