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Last updated: 30 October 2020
Estado:- (No safety board investigation)
Fecha:lunes 12 abril 1999
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic F50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fokker 50
Registración: PH-MXT
Numéro de série: 20300
Año de Construcción: 1994
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 41
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 46
Daños en la Aeronave: Menor
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:Simiti (   Colombia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport (BGA/SKBG), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Número de Vuelo:AV9463
At least five armed members of the National Liberation Army (ELN) hijacked the Fokker 50 during a domestic flight in Colombia. One hijacker entered the cockpit and issued specific flight instructions to the pilots. The plane was taken to a clandestine dirt airstrip near Simiti. An estimated 50 to 100 armed guerrillas herded the passengers into nearby boats on the Magdalena River. The guerrillas then took their hostages into the remote jungle area. Ransom payments were demanded for the hostages. As of December 31, 1999, fifteen people, including all of the flight crew, remained in captivity.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1999 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado 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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