Narrative:An attempt to hijack an Aeroflot Tupolev 154 failed when the aircraft's crew refused the hijacker's instructions to fly to France. The flight, with 143 passengers, had just departed Leningrad en route to Murmansk when a man held up two cylindrical objects claiming they were explosive devices. Rather than accede to demands to fly to Paris, the crew returned the aircraft to Leningrad where the man was arrested. No explosives were found.
|Date:||Tuesday 10 July 1990|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 143 |
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED) ( Russia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Murmansk Airport (MMK/ULMM), Russia|
» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1990 / FAA
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport to Murmansk Airport as the crow flies is 998 km (624 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.