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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Datum:woensdag 21 oktober 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-35-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aeropesca Colombia
Registratie: HK-388
Constructienummer: 26796
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:ca 7 km E of Florencia (   Colombia)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst: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

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 Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport en Barranquilla-Soledad Airport bedraagt 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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