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Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Monday 15 December 1980
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 (14 years)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 130
Airplane damage: None
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:Pereira Airport (PEI/SKPE), Colombia
Narrative:
An Avianca Boeing 727-59 was hijacked by seven passengers, shortly after takeoff from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG), Colombia. The flight had departed Bogotá at 14:21 local time.
The captain landed that plane at Santa Marta Airport (SMR) at 15:29. The 727 then headed to Barranquilla were it landed at 18:15. After refueling the airplane continued to Panama City-Tocumen Airport and thereafter to Havana.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 16 Dec 1980


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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 Pereira Airport as the crow flies is 176 km (110 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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