Unlawful Interference Antonov An-24 , Monday 4 March 1991
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Date:Monday 4 March 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Antonov An-24
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 26
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor, repaired
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED) -   Russia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kotlas Airport (KSZ/ULAK)
Destination airport:Leningrad-Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI)
A male passenger aboard an Aeroflot Antonov 24 aircraft, demanded to be flown to Sweden during a domestic flight from Arkhangelsk to Leningrad via Kotlas. The hijacker reportedly carried an antitank grenade and threatened to destroy the aircraft if his demand was not met. Upon landing in Leningrad, he agreed to release the 26 passengers aboard the flight but refused to surrender. At some point, the grenade exploded causing a small fire which was quickly extinguished. The hijacker was severely injured in the explosion and later died.


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

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