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Aeroflot Boeing 737-800 makes emergency landing in Russia after hijack attempt

Staff Writer |
On 22nd January 2019, Aeroflot flight 1515, a Boeing 737-800, made an emergency landing at Khanty-Mansiysk International Airport, Russia, after a passenger attempted to hijack the aircraft.

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The flight had departed Surgut at 09:55 UTC. While en route to Moscow at FL340, a passenger claiming to be armed ordered the flight crew to divert to Afghanistan.

At 10:22 UTC the pilots squawked 7600 (lost communications) on their transponder.

The aircraft landed safely at Khanty-Mansiysk at 11:17 UTC.

After landing, security forces stormed the plane and detained the man. He was in a state of intoxication; he was not armed.

January 29, 2019

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