Hijacking description
Last updated: 3 September 2014
Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Friday 31 January 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Aero Taxi Internacional
Registration: HP-1191XI
C/n / msn: 208B-0274
First flight: 1991
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Turbo (   Colombia) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Panama City-Paitilla Airport (PAC/MPMG), Panama
Destination airport:El Porvenir Airport (PVE/MPVR), Panama
Narrative:
Four passengers hijacked the Caravan and forced to land at a remote airstrip near Turbo, Colombia. The hijackers disembarked at Turbo.
The airplane (208B-0274) was cancelled from the Panamanian register in 1992 and has not appeared since.


Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) escaped

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1992 / U.S. Department of Tranport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
» Scramble 264


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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 Panama City-Paitilla Airport to El Porvenir Airport as the crow flies is 90 km (56 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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