ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev Tu-154 registration unknown Karachi International Airport (KHI)
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Date:Sunday 19 August 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: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 85
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 92
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Karachi International Airport (KHI) (   Pakistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Neryungri/Chulman Airport (NER/UELL), Russia
Destination airport:Yakutsk Airport (YKS/UEEE), Russia
An Aeroflot Tu-154 on a domestic flight from Neryungri to Yakutsk was hijacked over Siberia. The hijackers were a group of 15 prisoners aboard the flight.
They overpowered their three guards and confiscated their weapons. The plane returned to Neryungri where six of the prisoners surrendered to authorities. The remaining hijackers were joined by two other prisoners: women and children aboard the flight were exchanged for additional weapons and bullet-proof vests. The plane was refueled at Krasnoyarsk and landed at Tashkent, where negotiations were carried on. The plane again took off and landed at Karachi, where the hijackers surrendered to Pakistani authorities and requested political asylum.


» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1991 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Neryungri/Chulman Airport to Yakutsk Airport as the crow flies is 667 km (417 miles).

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