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Last updated: 13 December 2018
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Date:Wednesday 4 July 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-134
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:Rostov Airport (ROV) (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Adler/Sochi Airport (AER/URSS), Russia
Destination airport:Rostov Airport (ROV/URRR), Russia
Narrative:
An attempt to hijack an Aeroflot Tupolev 134 passenger aircraft to Turkey failed when the 30-year old Soviet female hijacker was overpowered. The plane was on a domestic flight from Sochi to Rostov-on-Don. The hijacker, who was accompanied on the flight by her 2-year old daughter, threatened to detonate an explosive device. When the flight landed at its original destination, the hijacker was overpowered and arrested by Soviet authorities. A knife and hammer reportedly were confiscated from her.

Classification:
Hijack

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


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Distance from Adler/Sochi Airport to Rostov Airport as the crow flies is 421 km (263 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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