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Last updated: 20 October 2020
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Date:Saturday 25 October 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Nizhniye Kresty Airport (CYX) (   Russia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nizhniye Kresty Airport (CYX/UESS), Russia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The An-2 passenger aircraft was operating on a flight from Yakutsk to Bezymyanny. During an intermediate stop at the airport of Nizhniye Kresty (now named Cherskiy) the aircraft was hijacked by two men, demanding to be flown to the United States, threatening to blow up the plane otherwise.
The pilots managed to notify the airport ground services, which informed the police and the KGB. After unsuccessful negotiations, the aircraft was stormed.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Soviet terrorists. More than 50 hijackings


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