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Last updated: 28 November 2020
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Date:Sunday 20 June 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-115
C/n / msn: 10500
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Montería-Los Garzones Airport (MTR/SKMR), Colombia
Destination airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Narrative:
A passenger brandished a knife and hijacked the DC-4 after takeoff from Montería (MTR), Colombia. He demanded to be flown to Mexico. The captain decided to land at Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH), Colombia and told the hijacker he was in Mexico. The crew then managed to overpower the hijacker.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 20 Jun 1971


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Distance from Montería-Los Garzones Airport to Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport as the crow flies is 289 km (181 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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