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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Fecha:miércoles 21 octubre 1981
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-35-CU Commando
Operador:Aeropesca Colombia
Registración: HK-388
Numéro de série: 26796
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 9
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:ca 7 km E of Florencia (   Colombia)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Barranquilla-Soledad Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
The aircraft was hijacked by 2 men and 2 women while on a flight to Barranquilla. They demanded the crew to land at the Guajira Peninsula. Four to five tons of weapons were loaded aboard and the aircraft departed again. A forced landing was made in the Río Orteguaza river. The weapons were unloaded and the aircraft abandoned by the hijackers. The crew were held hostage until 10 November 1981.

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photo of Curtiss-C-46A-Commando-HK-388
accident date: 21-10-1981
type: Curtiss C-46A Commando
registration: HK-388

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 Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport to Barranquilla-Soledad Airport as the crow flies is 524 km (328 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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