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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Date:Monday 23 July 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-134
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 74
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Petrozavodsk Airport (PES) (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Riga International Airport (RIX/EVRA), Latvia
Destination airport:Murmansk Airport (MMK/ULMM), Russia
An attempt to hijack a Tu-134 to Sweden failed when the crew did not accede to the two hijackers' demands. The domestic flight was en route from Riga to Murmansk with 74 passengers when the hijackers threatened to detonate an explosive device unless the aircraft was diverted to Stockholm. The crew landed instead at Petrozavodsk.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1991 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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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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