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Last updated: 6 March 2021
Estado:
Fecha:martes 7 enero 1969
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4)
Operador:Avianca
Registración: HK-1028
Numéro de série: 3071
Año de Construcción: 1943
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 60
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Santiago Airport (SCU) (   Cuba)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Riohacha-Almirante Padilla Airport (RCH/SKRH), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Maicao-La Mina Airport (MCJ/SKLM), Colombia
Número de Vuelo:AV654
Descripción:
A Douglas DC-4 was hijacked by a male passenger, shortly after takeoff from Riohacha. He demanded to be taken to Cuba.
A refueling stop was made at Barranquilla before the plane continued to Santiago Airport (SCU), Cuba.

Fuentes:
» El Tiempo - 12 Mar 1969
» El Tiempo - 8 Jan 1969


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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 Riohacha-Almirante Padilla Airport to Maicao-La Mina Airport as the crow flies is 57 km (36 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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