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Date:vendredi 10 mai 1974
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-59
Immatriculation: HK-1337
Numéro de série: 19303/357
Année de Fabrication: 1967
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord:
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord:
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG) (   Colombie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Pereira-Matecaña Airport (PEI/SKPE), Colombie
Aéroport de destination:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO), Colombie
The Avianca Boeing 727 was hijacked by three passengers, around 20:20 local time, ten minutes after takeoff from Pereira (PEI). The airplane was initially deviated to the city of Cali (CLO). The Boeing stayed on the tarmac overnight. The hijackers demanded 20 million Colombian Pesos, around 800.000 USD at that time.
After some negotiations, the hijackers accepted to fly to Bogotá (BOG) where the hijackers were supposed to receive the money and be taken to the city of Leticia at the Brazilian border. The aircraft landed at Bogotá around 10:30 and was parked near the cargo area. About noon the hijackers accepted the change of the cockpit crew that was very tired. Police officers surrounded the aircraft wearing mechanic uniforms. When the relief cockpit crew entered the plane, the flight engineer attempted to overpower the only hijacker who was in the back of the aircraft close the ventral stairway threatening one of the stewardesses with a handgun. The engineer got hold of the gun but in the fight the stewardess was shot in her right leg. The hijacker was immediately killed by a police officer who was wearing a mechanic uniform. The other two hijackers were quickly overpowered with the help of the crew.

» Passenger account (E-mail December 24, 2009)


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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 Pereira-Matecaña Airport et Bogotá-Eldorado Airport est de 176 km (110 miles).

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