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Last updated: 8 May 2021
Date:Thursday 5 July 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 171
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 178
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN) (   Sweden)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
Destination airport:Lviv-Snilow Airport (LWO/UKLL), Ukraine
An Aeroflot Tupolev 154 with 171 passengers and seven crew members was hijacked to Sweden while on a domestic flight from Leningrad to Lvov. The hijacker was identified as a teenager, who threatened to blow up the aircraft with an explosive device he claimed was hidden in his luggage. He surrendered to Swedish authorities upon landing at Stockholm's Arlanda International Airport.
No weapons were found. On September 11, 1990 the hijacker was tried and convicted in Sweden on a hijacking charge and sentenced to four years imprisonment.


» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1990 / FAA


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport to Lviv-Snilow Airport as the crow flies is 1172 km (732 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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