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Fecha:domingo 22 septiembre 1968
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-5-DC (DC-4)
Operador:Avianca
Registración: HK-172
Numéro de série: 10280
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 56
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Santiago Airport (SCU) (   Cuba)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Santa Marta Airport (SMR/SKSM), Colombia
Número de Vuelo:AV654
Descripción:
The DC-4 was hijacked by a male passenger who demanded to be taken to Cuba.
The flight departed Barranquilla at 12:08 and landed at Santiago Airport (SCU) at 15:56.

Fuentes:
» El Tiempo - 12 Mar 1969
» El Tiempo - 24 Sep 1968


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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 Santa Marta Airport as the crow flies is 65 km (41 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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