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Last updated: 17 December 2018
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Date:Sunday 7 October 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24
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:Kotlas Airport (KSZ) (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Perm Airport (PEE/USPP), Russia
Destination airport:Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport (ARH/ULAA), Russia
Narrative:
An attempt to hijack an Aeroflot Antonov 24 aircraft to Sweden failed when the crew and passengers overpowered the hijacker. The plane was on a domestic flight from the city of Perm to Arkhangelsk when the hijacker threatened to detonate an explosive device unless the aircraft was diverted to Stockholm. The hijacker was arrested when the plane landed in Kotlas. No explosives were found.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

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


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Distance from Perm Airport to Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport as the crow flies is 1092 km (683 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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