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Hijacking description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 20 February 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH8C model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-8-301
Operator:AIRES Colombia
Registration: HK-3951X
C/n / msn: 184
First flight: 1989
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Hobo (   Colombia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Neiva-La Marguita Airport (NVA/SKNV), Colombia
Destination airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Flightnumber:8091
Narrative:
Hijacked by four leftist guerrillas forcing it to land in a rural town and kidnapping a senator who was on board.

Classification:
Hijack
Hijacker(s) escaped

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Distance from Neiva-La Marguita Airport to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 231 km (145 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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