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Hijacking description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 9 September 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-101
C/n / msn: 4688
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Santiago Airport (SCU) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Destination airport:Magangué-Baracoa Airport (MGN/SKMG), Colombia
Narrative:
A Douglas DC-3 was hijacked by three passengers, shortly after takeoff from Barranquilla. They demanded to be taken to Cuba.
The plane continued to Santiago Airport (SCU), Cuba.

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 12 Mar 1969
» El Tiempo - 10 Sep 1967


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Distance from Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport to Magangué-Baracoa Airport as the crow flies is 178 km (111 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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