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Last updated: 22 October 2021
Date:Tuesday 25 September 1990
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 66
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport (ARH) (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
Destination airport:Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport (ARH/ULAA), Russia
An attempt to hijack an Aeroflot passenger jet on a domestic flight from Leningrad to Arkhangelsk failed when the hijacker was arrested by authorities. The hijacker, who claimed to have an explosive device in his briefcase, demanded to be flown to Stockholm, Sweden. The crew convinced the hijacker that the plane needed to land at Arkhangelsk for refueling. Following negotiations, the 66 passengers aboard the flight were released. The hijacker was then arrested. No explosives were found.


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


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Distance from Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport to Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport as the crow flies is 753 km (471 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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