ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-54A-15-DC (DC-4) HK-757 Cartagena-Crespo Airport (CTG)
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Date:Tuesday 11 March 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-15-DC (DC-4)
Operator:SAM Colombia
Registration: HK-757
MSN: 10404
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 38
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Cartagena-Crespo Airport (CTG) (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Destination airport:Barranquilla-Soledad Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
A SAM Colombia airplane was hijacked during a domestic flight from Medellin to Barranquilla.
The airplane operated on a flight from Cali (CLO) to Pereira (PEI), Medellin (EOH), Barranquila (BAQ), Santa Marta (SMR) and then back to Cali. A male hijacker entered the cockpit and demanded to be flown to Cuba. A refuelling stop was made at Cartagena-Crespo Airport (CTG) at 10:50 local time.
While on the ground at Cartagena a passenger attempted to overpower the hijacker. In the struggle a mechanic was killed and the hijacker sustained injuries.


» El Tiempo - 12 Mar 1969


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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 Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport to Barranquilla-Soledad Airport as the crow flies is 524 km (328 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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