Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 14 April 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:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 29
Airplane damage: None
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Santa Marta Airport (SMR/SKSM), Colombia
Destination airport:Barranquilla-Soledad Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Narrative:
Three hijackers demanded to be taken to Cuba. The pilot diverted the flight to Havana.

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 16 Apr 1969


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Distance from Santa Marta Airport to Barranquilla-Soledad Airport as the crow flies is 65 km (41 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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