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Hijacking description
Last updated: 22 March 2018
Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Tuesday 30 January 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic D328 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dornier 328-120
Registration: FAC-1165
C/n / msn: 3103
First flight: 1997
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW119C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: None
Location:Bogotá (   Colombia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:San Vicente Airport (SVI/SKSV), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
A man hijacked the flight while it was on the ground at San Vicente del Caguán. The airplane departed at 16:50, flying to the military air base located next to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport where it arrived at 17:35. During the negotiations five passengers were released. He demanded to be taken to Spain. At 21:55 the remaining occupants managed to overpower the hijacker.

Hijacker(s) overpowered by occupants

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2001 / DoT, TSA


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Distance from San Vicente Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 290 km (181 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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