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Date:Monday 8 August 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Batumi (   Georgia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Batumi-Chorokh Airport (BUS/UGSB), Georgia
Narrative:
The aircraft was hijacked by three passengers as it neared the destination of Batumi. The pilot shot one of the hijackers. After landing the men were apprehended. It is likely they were trying to commandeer the plane to Turkey.
The incident was reported in Soviet media on August 9, without specifying the date of the hijack.

Classification:
Hijack


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