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Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Date:Friday 8 June 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 114
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 121
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN) (   Sweden)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Minsk-2 International Airport (MSQ/UMMS), Belarus
Destination airport:Murmansk Airport (MMK/ULMM), Russia
Narrative:
An Aeroflot Tupolev 154 on a domestic flight from Minsk to Murmansk was hijacked to Stockholm. Sweden. The hijacker, a 17-year old passenger, threatened to explode a hand grenade if his demands were not met. The aircraft, with 114 passengers and 7 crew members, landed safely at Stockholm's Arlanda International Airport. He surrendered to Swedish authorities and requested political asylum. His hand grenade was determined to be a fake.
On July 17, 1990, the hijacker was extradited to the USSR.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1990 / FAA


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Distance from Minsk-2 International Airport to Murmansk Airport as the crow flies is 1662 km (1039 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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