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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263816
Last updated: 11 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Registration: N345HC
MSN: 48265/345
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 219
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Edgeøya Island -   Norway
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Tokyo-Narita International Airport, - (NRT/RJAA)
Destination airport:Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport, - (HEL/EHFK)
While the aircraft was operating for flight AY915 from Tokyo to Helsinki, someone from the Soviet Union tried to shoot a missile towards the aircraft however, it was a near miss. It was thought to be a weather rocket to the aircraft pilots at first but then they later realised that it was a targeted missile because when the aircraft reached 35,000ft, the rocket nearly hit the aircraft and exploded.




Photo of N345HC courtesy

Miami - International (KMIA / MIA)
March 1986; (c) Günter Schütze

Revision history:

11-Jun-2021 08:49 xrecovery9 Added
18-Jun-2021 17:28 Anon. Updated [Source]
19-Jul-2021 14:06 Anon. Updated [Source]
28-Aug-2021 08:52 Anon. Updated [Location]

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