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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Fecha:domingo 22 septiembre 1968
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-59
Registración: HK-1401
Numéro de série: 19663/491
Año de Construcción: 1967-11-06 (11 months)
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 71
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 77
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Camagüey Airport (CMW) (   Cuba)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cartagena Airport (CTG/SKCG), Colombia
Número de Vuelo:AV101
An Avianca Boeing 727-59 was hijacked by a male passenger, shortly after takeoff from Barranquilla. He demanded to be taken to Cuba.
The plane continued to Camagüey Airport (CMW), Cuba.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport to Cartagena Airport as the crow flies is 94 km (59 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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