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Last updated: 17 November 2019
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Date:samedi 11 novembre 2000
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-154
Compagnie:Vnukovo Airlines
Immatriculation: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 10
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 49
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 59
Dégats de l'appareil: Inconnu
Lieu de l'accident:Uvda Air Force Base (   Israël)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Makhachkala Airport (MCX/URML), Fédération de Russie
Aéroport de destination:Moskva (unknown airport), Fédération de Russie
Numéro de vol:V5838
Détails:
Vnukovo Airlines flight 838 was seized by a hijacker during a domestic flight between Makhachkala, Dagestan, and Moscow. The hijacker claimed to have an explosive device, with which he threatened to blow up the plane, and demanded to be taken to Israel. The plane, a Tu-154 aircraft with 49 passengers and 10 crew members, landed at Baku, Azerbaijan, for refueling. While at Baku the hijacker demanded only fuel and maps and refused to negotiate, and the plane departed after about two hours. Although there was only one hijacker, confusion existed as to whether others were on board and what their motive was. Because the plane departed from Dagestan, it was thought that there might be a connection to the fighting in Chechnya.
Israeli authorities initially denied permission for the plane to land at Tel Aviv because of fears that it might be blown up over the city. Because the pilot sounded "very pressured" and because of the plane's low fuel supply, authorities permitted the aircraft to land at the Uvda Air Force Base in the Negev Desert. An Israeli Air Force plane escorted the hijacked plane to the base. The hijacker surrendered upon landing. It was then discovered that he was alone and that his "bomb" was a blood pressure gauge. The hijacker told authorities that he was fighting against world domination by Asians and that he wanted to deliver a message to the Japanese emperor.
The plane, its passengers and crew, and the hijacker were returned to Russia.

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2000 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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