ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev Tu-154 registration unknown Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED)
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Date:Tuesday 10 July 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 143
Aircraft 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
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.


» 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).

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