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Hijacking description
Last updated: 11 December 2016
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Date:Thursday 24 November 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 134
Operator:Komi Avia
Registration: RA-65615 ?
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 61
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 70
Airplane damage: None
Location:Tallinn-Ulemiste Airport (TLL) (   Estonia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Syktyvkar Airport (SCW/UUYY), Russia
Destination airport:Saint Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
Narrative:
A Komi Avia Tupolev 134 aircraft was hijacked while en route from Syktyvkar, Russia, to Minsk, Belarus. The hijacker initially directed that the plane land in
Tallinn, Estonia. He claimed to have an explosive device and said he would detonate it if his demands were not met. Shortly after landing, he demanded to be taken to Western Europe. Several hours later, he released his hostages and surrendered. He explained to authorities that he was seeking political asylum and did not want to land in a Commonwealth of Independent States country. He did not have an explosive device but carried two small gasoline-filled bottles. There were no injuries.


Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1994 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Syktyvkar Airport to Saint Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport as the crow flies is 1124 km (703 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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