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Last updated: 22 September 2021
Datum:Montag 15 Dezember 1980
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-59
Kennzeichen: HK-1337
Werknummer: 19303/357
Baujahr: 1967-01-03 (14 years)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 130
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Kuba)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Kolumbien
Flug nach:Pereira Airport (PEI/SKPE), Kolumbien
An Avianca Boeing 727-59 was hijacked by seven passengers, shortly after takeoff from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG), Colombia. The flight had departed Bogotá at 14:21 local time.
The captain landed that plane at Santa Marta Airport (SMR) at 15:29. The 727 then headed to Barranquilla were it landed at 18:15. After refueling the airplane continued to Panama City-Tocumen Airport and thereafter to Havana.

» El Tiempo - 16 Dec 1980


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Bogotá-Eldorado Airport to Pereira Airport as the crow flies is 176 km (110 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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