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Last updated: 22 September 2021
Datum:donderdag 29 april 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY) (   Panama)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Los Angeles International Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Los Angeles International Airport, CA en Bogotá-Eldorado Airport bedraagt 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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