Hero of the Soviet Union Vladimir Gasoyan Badoevich
Hero of the Soviet Union Gasoyan Vladimir Badoevich - Navigator of the Tu-134A aircraft of the Tbilisi GA Administration, Georgian SSR. Senior lieutenant of the reserve. He was awarded orders, medals of Lenin (6.02.1984), Vakhtang Gorgasali of the 3rd degree (Georgia, 1993).
On November 18, 1983, as a crew member, Tu-134A flew on the route Tbilisi — Batumi — Kiev — Leningrad with 57 passengers and 7 crew members on board. During the flight, the plane was hijacked by a group of 9 armed criminals who killed three crew members. Seeing his comrades die before his eyes, Gasoyan opened fire with his personal weapon at the bandits, protecting the lives of passengers and crew members.