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Hijacking description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Sunday 9 August 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev 154
Operator:East Line Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 97
Airplane damage: None
Location:Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME) (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tyumen Airport (TJM/USTR), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva-Domodedovo Airport (DME/UUDD), Russia
Narrative:
A flight attendant on an East Line Aviation flight found an anonymous note demanding 651,000 rubles (approximately $100,000 U.S.) and fuel to fly the plane to another country. The note also explained that the airplane would be blown up if the demands were not met. The plane landed at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport and was taken to a remote location where security forces had been positioned. No one on the plane came forward to claim the note or negotiate with authorities. Women and children were allowed to deplane; luggage and the 70 male passengers were checked for weapons and explosives but nothing was found.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) escaped

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Distance from Tyumen Airport to Moskva-Domodedovo Airport as the crow flies is 1679 km (1049 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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