Hijacking
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Status:
Datum:zaterdag 25 juli 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900D
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Avior - Aviones de Oriente
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67D
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 22
Schade: Onbekend
Plaats:Saravena (   Colombia)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Vliegveld van aankomst:Barinas Airport (BNS/SVBI), Venezuela
Beschrijving:
Four armed, masked hijackers seized control of an Aviones de Oriente plane during a domestic flight. The hijackers were among 22 people on board the Beechcraft 1900 aircraft, which was en route from Caracas to Barinas State. The hijackers forced the plane to divert to a remote airstrip at a cattle ranch. They released the passengers and crew and took the plane to Colombia, where it was recovered in early August. It is believed that drug traffickers were responsible for this hijacking as they have a history of stealing small and medium-sized aircraft for use in smuggling operations. Two people were arrested in Arauca Department, Colombia, in connection with this hijacking.

Bronnen:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1998 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport en Barinas Airport bedraagt 415 km (259 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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