Vliegtuigongeval op 06 MAY 1978 met Ilyushin Il-18 registration unknown - Ashgabat
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Datum:zaterdag 6 mei 1978
Type:Ilyushin Il-18
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden:
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Ashgabat (   Turkmenistan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Ashgabat Airport (ASB/UTAA), Turkmenistan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV/URMM), Rusland
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Ashgabat Airport en Mineralnye Vody Airport bedraagt 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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