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Datum:Dienstag 19 Juni 1990
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolew Tu-134
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 54
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 59
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) (   Finnland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Riga International Airport (RIX/EVRA), Lettland
Flug nach:Murmansk Airport (MMK/ULMM), Russland
Unfallbericht:
An Aeroflot Tupolev 134 passenger aircraft on a domestic flight from Riga to Murmansk was hijacked to Helsinki, Finland. The 54 passengers and five crew members were unharmed during the incident. The hijacker, a 20-year old passenger, surrendered peacefully to Finnish authorities and requested political asylum.
Although he threatened to detonate an explosive device if his demands were not met, he was found to possess neither weapons nor explosives.
In July 1990, the hijacker's request for asylum was denied, and he was extradited to the Soviet Union.

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


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Distance from Riga International Airport to Murmansk Airport as the crow flies is 1378 km (861 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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