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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263816
Last updated: 11 January 2022
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Date:23-DEC-1987
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30
Owner/operator:Finnair
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)
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/hs_finnair_pilots_report_dramatic_missile_near-miss_almost_30_years_on/7457577

https://puheenvuoro.uusisuomi.fi/hannutanskanen22600/175467-1987-neukkula-ampui-finnairin-tokion-konetta-ohjuksella-kerrotaan-vasta-nyt/

/uutiset/kotimaa/673636/Kuka+ampui+meidan+kymppia+ja+miksi

http://www.lentoposti.fi/uutiset/hs_finnairin_dc_10_koneesta_havaittiin_kohti_lentava_ohjus_vuonna_1987

https://www.ruutu.fi/video/1289806

https://web.archive.org/web/20140910145837/https://www.hs.fi/sunnuntai/Lent%C3%A4j%C3%A4t+kertovat+Ohjus+oli+osua+Finnairin+koneeseen+1987++t%C3%A4ystuho+20+sekunnin+p%C3%A4%C3%A4ss%C3%A4/a1409895098937


Images:

Photo of N345HC courtesy AirHistory.net


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

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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