Narrative:Domodedovo Airlines Flight 96 was hijacked during a domestic flight from Yakutsk to Moscow. The IL-62 aircraft carried 174 passengers and ten crew. During the flight, a lone hijacker demanded that the plane return to Yakutsk and threatened to detonate an explosive device. The pilot landed the plane at Allykel Airport in Norilsk, after indicating there was insufficient fuel to return to Yakutsk.
|Date:||Saturday 1 July 1995|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 174|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 184 |
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||Noril'sk Airport (NSK) ( Russia)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Yakutat Airport, AK (YAK/PAYA), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD), Russia|
The hijacker then demanded 1.5 million rubles ransom but increased the amount when the money was delivered. Authorities then decided to bring the incident to a close. The hijacker was apprehended quickly and peacefully. The hijacker did not possess an explosive device; no one was injured.
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1995 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Yakutat Airport, AK to Moskva-Domodedovo Airport as the crow flies is 7181 km (4488 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.