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Last updated: 12 July 2020
Date:Saturday 7 September 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:within southeastern Colombia (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:San José del Guaviare Airport (SJE/SKSJ), Colombia
Hijacked by the passengers who chartered the plane. The crew was released by the hijackers, who then disappeared with the aircraft, which was later recovered in south-eastern Colombia.
The registration has been reported being FAC-1120, but this is impossible since this belonged to a Douglas C-47 of SATENA that crashed in 1977.


» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1991 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
» El Tiempo 20-9-1991


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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 Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to San José del Guaviare Airport as the crow flies is 288 km (180 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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