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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Datum:maandag 23 mei 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-59
Registratie: HK-1400
Constructienummer: 19662/484
Bouwjaar: 1967-10-20 (20 years 7 months)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 135
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Cartagena-Rafael Núñez Airport (CTG) (   Colombia)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport (MDE/SKRG), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombia
The Avianca plane was hijacked by a man who demanded to be taken to Cuba. The hijacked carried a (toy) grenade. The flight returned to Medellin were the hijacker released all passengers. The flight continued to Panama City, Aruba and finally Cartagena. As the airplane was taxiing after a night-time landing, the hijacker fled the plane. He was captured later when he was found hiding in mangrove roots near the airport.

» St. Petersburg Times - May 24, 1988
» El Tiempo - 24 May 1988


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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 Rionegro/Medellín-José María Córdova Airport en Bogotá-Eldorado Airport bedraagt 214 km (134 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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