ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 737-8LJ (WL) VP-BRR Khanty-Mansiysk International Airport (HMA)
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Date:Tuesday 22 January 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic B738 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-8LJ (WL)
Operator:Aeroflot Russian International Airlines
Registration: VP-BRR
MSN: 41197/4710
First flight: 2013-11-21 (5 years 2 months)
Engines: 2 CFMI CFM56-7B26E
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 69
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 76
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Khanty-Mansiysk International Airport (HMA) (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Surgut Airport (SGC/USRR), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russia
Aeroflot flight 1515, a Boeing 737-800, made an emergency landing at Khanty-Mansiysk International Airport, Russia, after a passenger attempted to hijack the aircraft.
The flight had departed Surgut at 09:55 UTC. While en route to Moscow at FL340, a 41-year old male passenger claiming to be armed ordered the flight crew to divert to Afghanistan. At 10:22 UTC the pilots squawked 7600 (lost communications) on their transponder.
The aircraft landed safely at Khanty-Mansiysk at 11:17 UTC. After landing, security forces stormed the plane and detained the man. He was in a state of intoxication; he was not armed.
On August 28, 2019, the Ugra court sentenced the hijacker to compulsory treatment in a psychiatric hospital.


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Distance from Surgut Airport to Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport as the crow flies is 2118 km (1324 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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