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Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Datum:Samstag 6 Mai 1978
Flugzeugtyp:Ilyuschin Il-18
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
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Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Ashgabat (   Turkmenistan)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Ashgabat Airport (ASB/UTAA), Turkmenistan
Flug nach:Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV/URMM), Russland
Unfallbericht:
While en route between Ashgabat and Mineralnye Vody, a passenger hijacked the aircraft, demanding to be flown to Tehran, Iran. He threatened the crew with a pistol and a grenade. The co-pilot was shot, after which the security guards killed the hijackers. The plane landed back at the airport of Ashgabat.
The hijacker was armed with a home-made pistol using starter gun ammunition and a wooden training grenade.

Informationsquelle:
» Chronicle of the seizure of Russian aircraft
» Soviet terrorists. More than 50 hijackings


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Distance from Ashgabat Airport to Mineralnye Vody Airport as the crow flies is 1443 km (902 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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