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Hijacking description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 1 August 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:ACES - Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia
Registration: HK-2445
C/n / msn: 684
First flight: 1980-04-16 (8 years 4 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:within Colombia (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:El Bagre Airport (EBG/SKEB), Colombia
Destination airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Narrative:
Hijackers demanded the pilot to land at an abandoned airstrip in Colombia. The passengers were reportedly robbed and the hijackers escaped. Six of them were later captured.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) escaped

Sources:
» El Tiempo - 1 Feb 1989
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1988 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from El Bagre Airport to Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport as the crow flies is 175 km (109 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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