Unlawful Interference Ilyushin Il-18 , Saturday 6 May 1978
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Date:Saturday 6 May 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ilyushin Il-18
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Ashgabat -   Turkmenistan
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Ashgabat Airport (ASB/UTAA)
Destination airport:Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV/URMM)
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.


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