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Hijacking
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:- (Geen officieel onderzoek)
Datum:maandag 12 april 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic F50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker 50
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Avianca
Registratie: PH-MXT
Constructienummer: 20300
Bouwjaar: 1994
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127B
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 41
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 46
Schade: Licht
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Simiti (   Colombia)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport (BGA/SKBG), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Vluchtnummer:AV9463
Beschrijving:
At least five armed members of the National Liberation Army (ELN) hijacked the Fokker 50 during a domestic flight in Colombia. One hijacker entered the cockpit and issued specific flight instructions to the pilots. The plane was taken to a clandestine dirt airstrip near Simiti. An estimated 50 to 100 armed guerrillas herded the passengers into nearby boats on the Magdalena River. The guerrillas then took their hostages into the remote jungle area. Ransom payments were demanded for the hostages. As of December 31, 1999, fifteen people, including all of the flight crew, remained in captivity.

Bronnen:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1999 / 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 Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport en Bogotá-Eldorado Airport bedraagt 288 km (180 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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