Vliegtuigongeval op 11 MAY 1978 met Boeing 727-59 HK-727 - Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport (CUR)
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Datum:donderdag 11 mei 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-59
Registratie: HK-727
Constructienummer: 19127/243
Bouwjaar: 1966-03-16 (12 years 2 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 113
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 119
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Curaçao-Dr. Albert Plesman Airport (CUR) (   Curaçao)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Santa Marta-Simón Bolívar Airport (SMR/SKSM), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
An Avianca Boeing 727-59 on an internal flight from Santa Marta (SMR) to Bogotá (BOG) was hijacked by two 29-year old male passengers.
The airplane took off from Santa Marta at 11:40. Two hijackers then demanded to be flown to Cali, were the flight landed at 12:59. After refueling the flight continued to Aruba were it landed at 15:23. At Aruba the airplane was refueled again and the hijackers released several passengers. The 727 took off again about 17:00 and landed at Curaçao at 17:16. Upon release of other passengers at Curaçao, policemen wearing uniforms of mechanics overpowered and arrested the hijackers at about 18:50.

» El Tiempo - 12 May 1978


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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 Santa Marta-Simón Bolívar Airport en Bogotá-Eldorado Airport bedraagt 710 km (444 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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