Descripción del Accidente ASN 06 MAY 1978 Ilyushin Il-18 registration unknown - Ashgabat
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Fecha:sbado 6 mayo 1978
Tipo:Ilyushin Il-18
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Ashgabat (   Turkmenistán)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Ashgabat Airport (ASB/UTAA), Turkmenistán
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV/URMM), Rusia
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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Distance from Ashgabat Airport to Mineralnye Vody Airport as the crow flies is 1443 km (902 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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