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Hijacking description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 24 July 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-24C
Operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-1271
C/n / msn: 19524/428
First flight: 1967-06-23 (7 years 1 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 123
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Cali Airport (CLO) (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Pereira Airport (PEI/SKPE), Colombia
Destination airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Narrative:
A 29-year old male passenger entered the cockpit shortly after takeoff from Pereira Airport (PEI). Colombia. He drew a revolver and demanded 2 million dollars and the release of a political prisoner. The airplane landed at Cali and was parked at the end of the runway.
The plane was stormed and the hijacker killed in the struggle. This was the second hijacking of the man as he had hijacked a plane to Cuba in 1969.

Classification:
Hijack
Plane stormed

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 25 Jul 1974


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Distance from Pereira Airport to Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport as the crow flies is 157 km (98 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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