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Last updated: 18 October 2017
Datum:Donnerstag 15 März 2001
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolew 154M
Fluggesellschaft:Vnukovo Airlines
Kennzeichen: RA-85619
Werknummer: 86A-738
Baujahr: 1986
Triebwerk: 3 Soloviev D-30KU-154-II
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 12
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 162
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 174
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:Madinah-Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport (MED) (   Saudi Arabien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Türkei
Flug nach:Moskva (unknown airport), Russland
Three Chechen hijackers took control of the aircraft. The aircraft was flown to Medina, Saudi Arabia. The next day negotiators succeeded in securing the release of 47 hostages, mainly women and children, and the stewardess who was stabbed during the initial minutes of the hijack. Later that day authorities decided to storm the plane, after the hijackers threatened to blow up the airplane, and demanded it be refuelled for a suspected flight to Afghanistan.
The plane was later renamed "Yulia Fomina" after the stewardess killed by hijackers.

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