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Last updated: 22 October 2019
Datum:Donnerstag 21 Mai 1970
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (Hiper DC-3)
Kennzeichen: HK-121
Werknummer: 4370
Baujahr: 1942
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 23
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 26
Sachschaden: Unbekannt
Unfallort:Barrancabermeja, Barranquilla (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:El Yopal Airport (EYP/SKYP), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Sogamoso-Alberto Lleras C. Airport (SOX/SKSO), Kolumbien
Douglas Hiper DC-3 operated by Avianca was hijacked by four passengers who demanded to be flown to Cuba.
The airplane headed for Santiago de Cuba but was not allowed to land there. The flight then diverted to Kingston, Jamaica.

» El Tiempo - 22 May 1970


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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 El Yopal Airport to Sogamoso-Alberto Lleras C. Airport as the crow flies is 76 km (47 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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