Hijacking description
Last updated: 26 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 10 July 1990
Type:Tupolev 154
Operator:Aeroflot
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
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.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1990 / FAA


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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 Networkĺs 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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