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Last updated: 26 January 2021
Date:Sunday 7 June 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154
Operator:Aeroflot Russian International Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 115
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Moscow-Vnukovo Airport (VNO) (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Grozny Airport (GRV/URMG), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
An Aeroflot Tupolev 154 aircraft with 115 passengers was hijacked en route from Groznyy to Moscow. The lone hijacker was armed with a hand grenade and demanded to be taken to Turkey. The aircraft landed at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport where the hijacker was shot and killed by Russian security forces. There were no injuries to passengers or crew.


» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1992 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Grozny Airport to Moskva-Vnukovo Airport as the crow flies is 1480 km (925 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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