Hijacking description
Last updated: 17 September 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 7 February 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-86J (WL)
Operator:Pegasus Airlines
Registration: TC-CCP
C/n / msn: 37746/3109
First flight: 2009-11-14 (4 years 3 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 110
Airplane damage: None
Location:Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) (   Turkey)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kharkov Airport (HRK/UKHH), Ukraine
Destination airport:Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW/LTFJ), Turkey
Flightnumber: 751
Narrative:
Pegasus Airlines flight PC-751 was en route from Kharkov, Ukraine to Istanbul, Turkey when a Ukrainian passenger rose from his seat 2F, shouted that there was bomb on board and tried to enter the cockpit. He failed to enter the flight deck and stated that he wanted to be flown to Sochi, Russia where the Winter Olympics were being held.
He was led to believe that the flight diverted to Sochi. However, an F-16 fighter plane was scrambled and escorted the flight to Istanbul. After landing the man surrendered and was detained by police.
It appeared that the man was in a state of severe alcohol intoxication. No weapons or explosives were found on him.


Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Pegasus Airlines
» AP
» Airport Haber


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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 Kharkov Airport to Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen International Airport as the crow flies is 1133 km (708 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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