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Last updated: 20 May 2018
Datum:donderdag 15 maart 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 154M
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Vnukovo Airlines
Registratie: RA-85619
Constructienummer: 86A-738
Bouwjaar: 1986
Motoren: 3 Soloviev D-30KU-154-II
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 12
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 162
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 174
Schade: Onbekend
Plaats:Madinah-Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport (MED) (   Saudi-Arabië)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Istanbul-Atatürk International Airport (IST/LTBA), Turkije
Vliegveld van aankomst:Moskva (unknown airport), Rusland
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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