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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163428
Last updated: 10 May 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320
Owner/operator:Northern Wind
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 159
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Over Syria -   Syria
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Sharm-el-Sheik, Egypt
Destination airport:Kazan, Russia
Russia's foreign ministry issued a statement about the incident.

A spokesman said: "On April 29, at 0455 (Moscow time), a Northern Wind plane was travelling in Syrian airspace from Sharm el Sheikh to Kazan and the pilot crew has recorded military activities on the ground that could have endangered the plane and 159 passengers.

"The Russian authorities are taking urgent measures to clarify the situation including in contact with Syrian authorities."

Two ground-to-air missiles were fired at the plane but the pilots were able to maneuvre the plane away. The missiles exploded but did not hit the plane. The plane landed safely in Kazan, Russia.

The aircraft was attacked when it was flying at an altitude of 9,800 meters. The first missile allegedly detonated at 9,200 meters, the second one at 8,900 meters.


Revision history:

21-Jan-2014 12:55 gerard57 Added
21-Jan-2014 13:02 harro Updated [Date, Narrative]
24-Jan-2014 15:39 gerard57 Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
24-Jan-2014 15:55 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]

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