Hijacking description
Last updated: 28 August 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 21 May 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (Hiper DC-3)
Operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-121
C/n / msn: 4370
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Barrancabermeja, Barranquilla (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:El Yopal Airport (EYP/SKYP), Colombia
Destination airport:Sogamoso-Alberto Lleras C. Airport (SOX/SKSO), Colombia
Narrative:
Douglas Hiper DC-3 operated by Avianca was hijacked by four passengers who demanded to be flown to Cuba.
The airplane headed for Santiago de Cuba but was not allowed to land there. The flight then diverted to Kingston, Jamaica.


Sources:
» El Tiempo - 22 May 1970


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Distance from El Yopal Airport to Sogamoso-Alberto Lleras C. Airport as the crow flies is 76 km (47 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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