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Hijacking description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 2 December 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin 76T
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: None
Location:Tel aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) (   Israel)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV/URMM), Russia
Destination airport:Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV/LLBG), Israel
Narrative:
On December 1, 1988 five men hijacked a school bus in the city of Ordzhonikidze. They demanded 2,000,000 Rubles and an airplane to fly them to Israel.
The bus then drove to Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV) were the hijackers were allowed to board an IL-76 transport plane in exchange for the 30 hostages.
The aircraft flew to Tel Aviv on December 2 where the hijacked surrendered to authorities.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1988 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
» NRC 3-12-1988


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Distance from Mineralnye Vody Airport to Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport as the crow flies is 1523 km (952 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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