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Last updated: 23 October 2019
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Date:Saturday 14 August 1993
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:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Moscow-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Saint Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russia
Flightnumber:SU2422
Narrative:
Aeroflot Flight SU2422 was hijacked by a lone male passenger during a domestic flight to Moscow (SVO) from St .Petersburg (LED). As the TU-154 aircraft neared Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, the passenger threatened to "blow up" the plane and demanded to be taken to Sweden. The pilot, however, continued onto Moscow. The hijacker surrendered to authorities and apologized to his fellow passengers. He did not have an explosive device.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1993 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Saint Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport to Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport as the crow flies is 595 km (372 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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