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Last updated: 23 September 2021
Fecha:jueves 29 abril 1971
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY) (   Panamá)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
Número de Vuelo:AV81
A male passenger hijacked the flight and demanded to be flown to Cuba. The airplane landed at Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY) and the hijacker was arrested.
Avianca Flight 81 was a scheduled passenger flight from Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX) to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG), Colombia with an en route stop at Mexico City.
The aircraft type involved in the hijacking could also have been a Boeing 707.

» El Tiempo - 29 Apr 1971


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Distance from Los Angeles International Airport, CA to Bogotá-Eldorado Airport as the crow flies is 5564 km (3477 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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