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Hijacking description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Friday 30 July 1999
Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900D
Operator:Avior - Aviones de Oriente
Registration: YV-466C
C/n / msn: UE-343
First flight: 1999
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67D
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: None
Location:Arauca-Santiago Pérez Airport (AUC) (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Barinas Airport (BNS/SVBI), Venezuela
Destination airport:Guasdualito-Vare Maria Airport (GDO/SVGD), Venezuela
Flightnumber: 83
Narrative:
The Beech 1900D was on a flight from Caracas (CCS) to Guasdualito (GDO) via Barinas (BNS). About 15 minutes after departure from Barinas, the flight was hijacked by three men and two women. Coordinates were given to the flight crew and the plane landed in Arauca, Colombia. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas were likely responsible for the hijacking and released on August 8.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) escaped

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1999 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Barinas Airport to Guasdualito-Vare Maria Airport as the crow flies is 166 km (104 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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