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Hijacking description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 21 January 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 24
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:Ivano-Frankovsk Airport (IFO) (   Ukraine)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ivano-Frankovsk Airport (IFO/UKLI), Ukraine
Destination airport:Kiev (unknown airport), Ukraine
Narrative:
As the An-24 airliner started to taxi onto the runway at Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukraine, a passenger attempted to hijack the aircraft. Armed with a lit homemade torch, the passenger demanded that the plane fly abroad. Two passengers and the pilot were reportedly burned by the fire. The crew was able to overpower the hijacker.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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


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