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Last updated: 23 September 2021
Datum:Samstag 19 Februar 2000
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900C-1
Fluggesellschaft:Aerotaca Colombia - Aerotransportes Casanare
Kennzeichen: HK-4200
Werknummer: UC-102
Baujahr: 1990
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 17
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 19
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:an airstrip near El Tornillo (   Kolumbien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport (BGA/SKBG), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Kolumbien
An armed prisoner hijacked an Aerotaca Colombia plane, forced it to land at a remote airstrip, and then fled into the jungle with a hostage. The Beechcraft 1900 aircraft was carrying 17 passengers and two crew members on a domestic flight from Bucaramanga to Cúcuta. The prisoner was escorted aboard the plane by two armed police guards but was not handcuffed. Approximately eight minutes after takeoff from Palo Negro Airport, the hijacker produced a knife. He forced the pilots to land the plane at an airstrip near El Tornillo, located approximately 150 kilometers north of Bogota. The hijacker then fled into the jungle, taking one of the guards as a hostage. A right-wing paramilitary unit observed the plane land at the airstrip, chased and killed the hijacker, and released the hostage.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2000 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
» El Tiempo, 20 Feb 2000


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

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