Narrative:An Avianca Boeing 727-59 was hijacked by a male passenger, shortly after takeoff from Barranquilla. He demanded to be taken to Cuba.
|Date:||22 SEP 1968|
|C/n / msn:|| 19663/491|
|First flight:|| 1967-11-06 (11 months)|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 71|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 77 |
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||Camagüey Airport (CMW) (Cuba)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia|
|Destination airport:||Cartagena Airport (CTG/SKCG), Colombia|
The plane continued to Camagüey Airport (CMW), Cuba.
» El Tiempo - 12 Mar 1969
» El Tiempo - 24 Sep 1968Sample newspaper article from Newspaperarchive.com
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 Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport to Cartagena Airport as the crow flies is 94 km (59 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.