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Hijacking description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 7 January 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-114
Operator:Aerotal Colombia
Registration: HK-2637
C/n / msn: 19815/443
First flight: 1967-07-28 (14 years 6 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 70
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ) (   Colombia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Santa Marta-Simón Bolívar Airport (SMR/SKSM), Colombia
Destination airport:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Narrative:
One hijacker demanded release of prisoners. Hijacker taken down. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 8 Jan. 1982


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Distance from Santa Marta-Simón Bolívar Airport to Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport as the crow flies is 65 km (41 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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