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Last updated: 14 November 2018
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Date:Thursday 30 August 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-42
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 3 Lotarev D-36
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Voronezh Airport (VOZ' (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva (unknown airport), Russia
Destination airport:Voronezh Airport (VOZ/UUOO), Russia
Narrative:
An attempt to hijack an Aeroflot Yakovlev 42 failed when the crew landed the aircraft at Voronezh. The aircraft was on a domestic flight from Moscow to Voronezh and was preparing to land when a passenger stopped a flight attendant and demanded to be flown to West Germany. He was arrested upon landing.

Classification:
Hijack

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


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