Narrative:Three hijackers demanded to be taken to Cuba. The pilot diverted the flight to Havana.
|Date:||Monday 14 April 1969|
Douglas C-54G-1-DO (DC-4)
|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 Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia|
» El Tiempo - 16 Apr 1969
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Santa Marta Airport to Barranquilla 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.