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Hijacking description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Friday 16 November 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 134
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Tallinn-Ülemiste Airport (TLL) (   Estonia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tallinn-Ülemiste Airport (TLL/EETN), Estonia
Destination airport:Moskva (unknown airport), Russia
Narrative:
An attempt to hijack an Aeroflot domestic flight to Sweden failed when the aircraft landed in Tallinn.. The Tupolev 134 with 64 passengers was on a flight between Tallinn and Moscow when a lone hijacker attempted to commandeer the plane. Upon landing, he was arrested by Soviet authorities.

Classification:
Hijack

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


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