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Hijacking description
Last updated: 17 March 2018
Date:Thursday 15 November 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 134
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) (   Finland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva (unknown airport), Russia
An Aeroflot Tupolev 134 was hijacked to Helsinki, Finland. The aircraft was on a domestic flight from Leningrad to Moscow. The hijacker threatened to detonate an improvised explosive device containing plastic explosives. He peacefully surrendered to Finnish authorities shortly after the plane landed at the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport. No explosives or weapons were found.


» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1991 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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