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Last updated: 21 March 2019
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Date:Thursday 12 July 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
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
Narrative:
An attempt to hijack an Aeroflot Tupolev 154 to Finland failed when one, and possibly two, teenaged hijackers were overpowered on board the plane. The aircraft was enroute from Leningrad to Murmansk when the incident occurred. The hijacker(s) threatened to blow up the airplane; however, no explosives were found. The flight returned to Leningrad and the hacker(s) was arrested.

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 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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