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Hijacking description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 24 April 1976
Time:ca 19:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-59
Operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-1400
C/n / msn: 19662/484
First flight: 1967-10-20 (8 years 6 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Pereira Airport (PEI/SKPE), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Narrative:
An Avianca Boeing 727-59 passenger plane was hijacked during a domestic flight from Pereira Airport (PEI) to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG), Colombia.
A 22-year old male passenger drew a revolved and hijacked the plane shortly after takeoff.
The hijacker surrendered on the ground at Bogotá the same evening.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 25 Apr 1976


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Distance from Pereira Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 176 km (110 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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