Narrative:Aerolineas Colonia flight 201 from Colonia, Uruguay to Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, Argentina, was hijacked shortly after takeoff.
The hijacked claimed to have a revolver and a bomb and demanded to travel to Nicaragua, Mexico and Algeria. The aircraft landed at Jorge Newbery Airport about 11:00 hours after circling over Rio de la Plata for almost two hours.
Several passengers were released during the day. At 04:00 the following morning, the hijacker negotiated his surrender.
The 21-year old hijacked was under medical treatment for mental issues and had left his home in the city of Paysandu after several disputes with their elders.
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 Colonia Airport to Buenos Aires-Jorge Newbery Airport, BA as the crow flies is 60 km (38 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.