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Last updated: 22 October 2016
Datum:Sonntag 25 April 1971
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-59
Kennzeichen: HK-1337
Werknummer: 19303/357
Baujahr: 1967
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 52
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Kolumbien
An Ecuadorian male passenger hijacked an Avianca flight with a pocket knife. He was overpowered by passengers or crew.

» El Tiempo - 26 Apr 1971


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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 Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport to Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport as the crow flies is 524 km (327 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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