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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Wednesday 15 September 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-134
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 51
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Kiev, Oslo (   Norway)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Baku-Bina International Airport (BAK/UBBB), Azerbaijan
Destination airport:Perm Airport (PEE/USPP), Russia
Aeroflot Flight 3100 was hijacked during a flight front Baku, Azerbaijan, to Perm, Russia. Three passengers armed with hand grenades and claiming to have an explosive device forced their way into the cockpit. The aircraft, a TU-134 with approximately 45 passengers and six crew members, was over Makhachkala, Russia, near the Caspian Sea, at the time this occurred. The hijackers' intent was to go to Norway. The aircraft landed at Borispol Airport in Kiev, Ukraine, where it was refueled and two navigators with international flying experience boarded. The plane departed for Norway in the late afternoon and landed at Gardermoen Airport near Oslo at approximately 20:15. The hijackers requested asylum. At approximately 01:30, they peacefully surrendered and were arrested. A fourth person was also taken into custody on suspicion of being an accomplice; however, he was later released. There were no injuries to passengers or crew.
Two of the hijackers were Iranian nationals and the other an Azeri. Their apparent motive was not terrorist related but to seek asylum in Norway. The hand grenades used during the incident were real; the explosive device was not.


» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1993 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Baku-Bina International Airport to Perm Airport as the crow flies is 1973 km (1233 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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