Hijacking description
Last updated: 2 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 20 June 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Lineas Aéreas La Urraca
Registration: HK-500
C/n / msn: 19637
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Santiago Airport (SCU) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Monterrey Airport (MOY), Colombia
Destination airport:Aguazul Airport, Colombia
Flightnumber: 801
Narrative:
A Douglas C-47 passenger plane, operating La Urraca flight 801, was hijacked by four passengers.
The hijackers demanded to be flown to Cuba. After intermediate stops at Barrancabermeja and Barranquilla, Colombia, the airplane continued to Santiago Airport (SCU), Cuba.


Sources:
» El Tiempo - 21 Jun 1969


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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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