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Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 29 April 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 154
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 65
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 72
Airplane damage: None
Location:Moscow (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Barnaul Airport (BAX/UNBB), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva (unknown airport), Russia
Narrative:
An attempt to hijack an Aeroflot TU-154 aircraft, on a domestic flight from Barnaul to Moscow, failed when police arrested the three hijackers. During the flight a note given to a flight attendant indicated that "high-yield explosives" were aboard the aircraft. The hijackers demanded to be flown to the United States, via Germany and Iceland. The aircraft, with 65 passengers and seven crew members, landed in Moscow and was stormed by a police commando unit. One hijacker was injured in the assault. No weapons or explosives were found by the authorities.

Classification:
Hijack
Plane stormed

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


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