Crime and Terrorism 03 June 2013 10 225

Jazz band hijack


The first-ever children's jazz band to appear in Eastern Siberia was an instant success. It was made up of seven brothers with the family name Ovechkin. But on March 8, 1988, the talented young musicians turned terrorist when they attempted to hijack a plane to escape from the Soviet Union. Now, 25 years after the tragedy, we reveal new details on the case.



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