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Date:Friday 10 November 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-24B
Operator:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-46789
MSN: 57301802
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Makhachkala Airport (MCX) (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Grozny Airport (GRV/URMG), Russia
Destination airport:Baku-Bina International Airport (BAK/UBBB), Azerbaijan
While en route between Groznyy and Baku, a passenger attempted to hijack the aircraft to Turkey. He injured the flight engineer and was killed himself by a ricochet while firing at the armoured cockpit door. The aircraft managed to land safely at Makhachkala but apparently had sustained some damage as it was written off on 27 February 1979.


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Distance from Grozny Airport to Baku-Bina International Airport as the crow flies is 477 km (298 miles).

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