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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Fecha:sábado 16 mayo 1992
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operador:Aerotaca Colombia - Aerotransportes Casanare
Registración: HK-2760
Numéro de série: 777
Año de Construcción: 1981
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 13
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 16
Daños en la Aeronave: Menor
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:rural airstrip near Caño (   Colombia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:El Yopal Airport (EYP/SKYP), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport (BGA/SKBG), Colombia
Número de Vuelo:071
Four suspected National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas hijacked an Aerotaca DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft during a flight from Bogotá (BOG) to Bucaramanga (BGA) via El Yopal (EYP), where the hijackers boarded the aircraft. The airplane took off from El Yopal at 08:40 and was reported hijacked at 09:50.
The plane landed, and six civilian passengers were released; however, three military passengers, identified as members of a Colombian intelligence unit, were tortured and killed. The abandoned aircraft was later recovered on a rural landing strip, intact except for its missing communications equipment. The fate of the three crew members could not be determined.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1992 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
» El Tiempo 19/04/1993


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Distance from El Yopal Airport to Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport as the crow flies is 218 km (137 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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