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Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Datum:Donnerstag 17 Oktober 1996
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic T154 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolew Tu-154
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 180
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed Airport (LOS) (   Nigeria)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta
Flug nach:Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS/DNMM), Nigeria
Flugnummer:SU417
Unfallbericht:
A passenger who had boarded the flight during a stopover at Malta hijacked the plane and demanded to be flown to Germany or South Africa. The hijacker was overpower by two Austrian police officers using pepperspray.

Informationsquelle:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1996 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Malta-Luqa Airport to Lagos-Murtala Muhammed International Airport as the crow flies is 3426 km (2141 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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