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Fecha:viernes 13 noviembre 1970
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic IL14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-14M
Operador:Aeroflot / Lithuania
Registración: CCCP-52054
Numéro de série: 7342803
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 42
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Palanga Airport (PLQ) (   Lituania)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kaunas/Aleksotas-S. Darius and S. Girenas Airport (EYKS), Lituania
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Palanga Airport (PLQ/EYPA), Lituania
Aeroflot flight 57 departed Vilnius on a domestic service to Kaunas and Palanga. The IL-14 aircraft was hijacked about twenty minutes after takeoff from Kaunas. The hijackers, husband and wife, had 3 liters of petrol and 5 litres of kerosene which they poured in the cabin and cockpit, threatening to ignite it. They demanded to be flown to Gotland (Sweden) in order to escape from the USSR. The flight crew managed to restrain the hijackers and land safely in Palanga.

» Lithuanian population escapes and attempts to escape from the Soviet Union


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kaunas/Aleksotas-S. Darius and S. Girenas Airport to Palanga Airport as the crow flies is 212 km (133 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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