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Hijacking description
Last updated: 10 December 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 23 August 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-245 Srs. 2A
Operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-1408
C/n / msn: 1657
First flight: 1968
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Santiago Airport (SCU) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bucaramanga-Gomez Niño Airport, Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Flightnumber:AV675
Narrative:
An Avianca Hawker Siddeley HS-748 passenger plane was hijacked during a domestic flight from Bucaramanga to Bogotá, Colombia.
The flight was hijacked shortly after taking off at 06:30 local time. Two hijackers demanded to be taken to Cuba. A refueling stop was made at Barranquilla before the plane continued to Santiago Airport (SCU), Cuba.

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 24 Aug 1969


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Distance from Bucaramanga-Gomez Niño Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 288 km (180 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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