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Last updated: 16 October 2019
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Date:Friday 8 January 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot / Estonia
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Tallinn-Ülemiste Airport (TLL) (   Estonia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tallinn-Ülemiste Airport (TLL/EETN), Estonia
Destination airport:Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
Flightnumber:365
Narrative:
The Li-2 was hijacked by a man in a Soviet Air Force uniform and a woman. Both had guns and the woman had a knife.
The flight engineer attempted to overpower the hijackers, but was killed by gunfire. Other crew members did succeed in overpowering the two. The aircraft turned back to Tallinn.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Soviet terrorists. More than 50 hijackings


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Distance from Tallinn-Ülemiste Airport to Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport as the crow flies is 306 km (191 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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