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Last updated: 22 September 2021
Datum:zaterdag 16 mei 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aerotaca Colombia - Aerotransportes Casanare
Registratie: HK-2760
Constructienummer: 777
Bouwjaar: 1981
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 13
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 16
Schade: Licht
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:rural airstrip near Caño (   Colombia)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:El Yopal Airport (EYP/SKYP), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport (BGA/SKBG), Colombia
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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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 El Yopal Airport en Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport bedraagt 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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