Hijacking description
Last updated: 27 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 28 December 2006
Type:Silhouette image of generic A321 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A321-211
Operator:Aeroflot Russian International Airlines
Registration: VP-BQS
C/n / msn: 2912
First flight: 2006
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-5B3/P
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 168
Airplane damage: None
Location:Praha-Ruzyne Airport (PRG) (   Czech Republic)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russia
Destination airport:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA/LSGG), Switzerland
Flightnumber: 271
Narrative:
A 32-year old Russian male passenger reportedly started a fight with other passengers. He threatened that he had a bomb and demanded the crew fly to Cairo. He was overpowered and the crew diverted to Prague (PRG) where the man was arrested.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» Russia's Aeroflot Airbus lands in Prague after hijack attempt - 3 (RIA Novosti, 28-12-2006)


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Distance from Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport to Genève-Cointrin Airport as the crow flies is 2393 km (1496 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.
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