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Last updated: 23 October 2021
Date:Monday 24 December 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-86
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 351
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Adler/Sochi Airport (AER) (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva (unknown airport), Russia
Destination airport:Adler/Sochi Airport (AER/URSS), Russia
A hijack attempt aboard an Ilyushin 86 on a domestic flight with 351 passengers failed when the hijacker was arrested. The aircraft was en route from Moscow to Sochi when a passenger demanded that the plane refuel at Sochi and fly to London, England. Upon landing at Sochi, the hijacker was seized by a Soviet commando team.


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


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