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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 18 Juli 1990
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic T134 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolew Tu-134
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 75
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Sukhumi Airport (SUI) (   Georgien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Odessa-Central Airport (ODS/UKOO), Ukraine
Flug nach:Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport (SUI/UGSS), Georgien
An attempt to hijack a Tupolev 134 to Turkey failed when the hijacker was overpowered. The aircraft, with 75 passengers, was on a domestic flight from Odessa to Sukhumi when a male passenger threatened to explode an improvised explosive device. He was overpowered, and the plane continued on to its destination where the hijacker was arrested.

» Criminal Acts against Civil Aviation: 1990 / FAA


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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 Odessa-Central Airport to Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport as the crow flies is 908 km (568 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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