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Hijacking description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 5 March 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-15-DC (DC-4)
Operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-136
C/n / msn: 10407
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 32
Airplane damage: None
Location:Santiago-Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Valledupar Airport (VUP/SKVP), Colombia
Destination airport:Barranquilla-Soledad Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Narrative:
Three hijackers demanded to be taken to Cuba.

Sources:
» The Bulletin - Mar 5, 1968
» El Tiempo - 12 Mar 1969


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Distance from Valledupar Airport to Barranquilla-Soledad Airport as the crow flies is 174 km (109 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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