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Hijacking description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 22 September 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-59
Operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-1401
C/n / msn: 19663/491
First flight: 1967-11-06 (11 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 71
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 77
Airplane damage: None
Location:CamagŁey Airport (CMW) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Destination airport:Cartagena Airport (CTG/SKCG), Colombia
Flightnumber:AV101
Narrative:
An Avianca Boeing 727-59 was hijacked by a male passenger, shortly after takeoff from Barranquilla. He demanded to be taken to Cuba.
The plane continued to CamagŁey Airport (CMW), Cuba.

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 12 Mar 1969
» El Tiempo - 24 Sep 1968


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Distance from Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport to Cartagena Airport as the crow flies is 94 km (59 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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