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Hijacking description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Friday 31 March 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:Baku Airport (BAK) (   Azerbaijan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Astrakhan Airport (ASF/URWA), Russia
Destination airport:Baku-Bina International Airport (BAK/UBBB), Azerbaijan
Narrative:
A male passenger attempted to hijack an Aeroflot Tu-134 flight en route from Astrakhan to Baku in the Soviet Union. Upon arrival in Baku, he demanded $850,000 and passage to Pakistan. After releasing 27 passengers, the hijacker was over-powered and captured by Soviet anti-terrorist commandos.

Classification:
Hijack
Plane stormed

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


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Distance from Astrakhan Airport to Baku-Bina International Airport as the crow flies is 663 km (414 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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