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Statuts:
Date:samedi 25 juillet 1998
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900D
Compagnie:Avior - Aviones de Oriente
Immatriculation: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67D
Equipage:victimes: 0 / ŕ bord:
Passagers:victimes: 0 / ŕ bord:
Total:victimes: 0 / ŕ bord: 22
Dégats de l'appareil: Inconnu
Lieu de l'accident:Saravena (   Colombie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Vénézuela
Aéroport de destination:Barinas Airport (BNS/SVBI), Vénézuela
Détails:
Four armed, masked hijackers seized control of an Aviones de Oriente plane during a domestic flight. The hijackers were among 22 people on board the Beechcraft 1900 aircraft, which was en route from Caracas to Barinas State. The hijackers forced the plane to divert to a remote airstrip at a cattle ranch. They released the passengers and crew and took the plane to Colombia, where it was recovered in early August. It is believed that drug traffickers were responsible for this hijacking as they have a history of stealing small and medium-sized aircraft for use in smuggling operations. Two people were arrested in Arauca Department, Colombia, in connection with this hijacking.

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1998 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport et Barinas Airport est de 415 km (259 miles).

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