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Hijacking description
Last updated: 26 November 2015
Date:Thursday 16 December 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild F-27
Operator:Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano - LAB
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Cochabamba (   Bolivia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sucre Airport (SRE/SLSU), Bolivia
Destination airport:La Paz-El Alto Airport (LPB/SLLP), Bolivia
One hijacker demanded to be taken to Chile. Plane stormed/hijacker arrested. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Plane stormed

» El Tiempo 17-12-1971


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Distance from Sucre Airport to La Paz-El Alto Airport as the crow flies is 412 km (258 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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