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Last updated: 29 October 2020
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Date:Friday 6 February 1981
Type:Boeing 727
Operator:Avianca
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Cúcuta (   Colombia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport (BGA/SKBG), Colombia
Destination airport:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia
Narrative:
Armed with a sawed-off shotgun and a doll which they claimed contained explosives, the hijackers demanded to be flown out of the
country. During the flight they told the passengers they were opposed to the political system in Colombia, they threatened to kill the
crew and they took a pistol from a Colombian army officer aboard. The aircraft landed at Cucuta where the hijackers demanded the
aircraft be refueled. Soldiers surrounded the plane and trucks were used to block the runway.
All passengers were allowed to deplane. After about 10 hours, with assurance that they would not be harmed by the soldiers or police the hijackers surrendered.

Classification:
Hijack


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Distance from Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport to Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport as the crow flies is 115 km (72 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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