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Hijacking description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 14 March 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev 42
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 3 Lotarev D-36
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Moscow (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva (unknown airport), Russia
Destination airport:Begishevo/Naberevnye Chelny Airport (NBC/UWKE), Russia
Narrative:
An attempt to hijack an Aeroflot Yakovlev 42 aircraft, on a domestic flight from Moscow to Naberezhnye Chelny Airport, failed when the hijacker was overpowered by other passengers. The hijacker, a Soviet male carrying a knife and a gas container, was attempting to force his way into the cockpit when he was overpowered. The flight returned to Moscow and the hijacker was arrested.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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


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