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Last updated: 17 November 2018
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Date:Sunday 2 December 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 120
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 127
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED) (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Murmansk Airport (MMK/ULMM), Russia
Destination airport:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
Narrative:
An attempt to hijack an Aeroflot Tupolev 154 to Sweden failed when the pilot refused to accede to the demands of the hijacker. The aircraft, with 120 passengers and seven crew members, was on a domestic flight from Murmansk to Leningrad. When the plane landed in Leningrad, the hijacker was arrested.

Classification:
Hijack

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


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Distance from Murmansk Airport to Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport as the crow flies is 998 km (624 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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