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Last updated: 17 November 2018
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Date:Tuesday 11 December 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Yakovlev Yak-40
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 3 Ivchenko AI-25
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Tbilisi Airport (TBS) (   Georgia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Baku-Bina International Airport (BAK/UBBB), Azerbaijan
Destination airport:Tbilisi Airport (TBS/UGGG), Georgia
Narrative:
An attempt to hijack an Aeroflot Yak-40 to Turkey failed when the aircraft landed at Tbilisi,, ostensibly for refueling. The plane was on a domestic flight from Baku to Tblisi. The hijacker threatened to detonate an explosive device if his demand was not met. He was arrested upon landing: no explosives were found.

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 Baku-Bina International Airport to Tbilisi Airport as the crow flies is 444 km (278 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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