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Last updated: 14 October 2019
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Date:Thursday 19 December 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Gannan, Heilongjiang (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nerchinskiy Zavod, Russia
Destination airport:Irkutsk Airport (IKT/UIII), Russia
Narrative:
While enroute, a lone armed man demanded the plane's course be changed. Reportedly, due to a lack of fuel, the plane landed in a pasture near Gannan, Heilongjiang, People's Republic of China. The hijacker was taken into custody by Chinese authorities. The aircraft with 39 passengers and 4 crew was returned to the USSR.

Classification:
Hijack


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