Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 7 January 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-1028
C/n / msn: 3071
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 60
Airplane damage: None
Location:Santiago Airport (SCU) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Riohacha-Almirante Padilla Airport (RCH/SKRH), Colombia
Destination airport:Maicao-La Mina Airport (MCJ/SKLM), Colombia
Flightnumber: 654
Narrative:
A Douglas DC-4 was hijacked by a male passenger, shortly after takeoff from Riohacha. He demanded to be taken to Cuba.
A refueling stop was made at Barranquilla before the plane continued to Santiago Airport (SCU), Cuba.


Sources:
» El Tiempo - 12 Mar 1969
» El Tiempo - 8 Jan 1969


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Distance from Riohacha-Almirante Padilla Airport to Maicao-La Mina Airport as the crow flies is 57 km (36 miles).

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