Hijacking description
Last updated: 26 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 5 February 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54G-1-DO (DC-4)
Operator:SAM Colombia
Registration: HK-1065
C/n / msn: 35943
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 47
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:Cartagena Airport (CTG/SKCG), Colombia
Flightnumber: 601
Narrative:
SAM Colombia flight 601 was hijacked by a male passenger armed with a gun. The airplane was en route from Barranquilla (BAQ) to Cartagena (CTG), Medellín and Cali, Colombia.
The hijacked demanded to be flown to Cuba.


Sources:
» El Tiempo - 12 Mar 1969
» El Tiempo - 6 Feb 1969


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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 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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