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Hijacking description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 11 March 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-59
Operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-1337
C/n / msn: 19303/357
First flight: 1967-01-03 (3 years 2 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 72
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 78
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Destination airport:Barranquilla-Soledad Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Narrative:
An Avianca Boeing 727-59 passenger jet was hijacked by four passengers, some twenty minutes after takeoff from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG).
The hijackers demanded to be taken to Cuba. A refueling stop was made at Barranquilla Airport (BAQ). It landed at Havana at 21:30 local time.

Classification:
Hijack


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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 Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Barranquilla-Soledad Airport as the crow flies is 688 km (430 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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