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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Datum:zondag 30 juli 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:La Costeña
Registratie: YN-CED
Constructienummer: 208B0341
Bouwjaar: 1993
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Onbekend
Plaats:Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport (VVC) (   Colombia)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Managua-Augusto C. Sandino Airport (MGA/MNMG), Nicaragua
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bluefield-Mercer County Airport, WV (BLF/KBLF), Verenigde Staten
A Cessna Caravan was hijacked by suspected drug traffickers while en route from Managua to Bluefields, Nicaragua. On August 1, the body of the pilot was discovered in Zipaquira, Colombia. He had reportedly been shot twice in the head and once in the back. The plane, a Cessna Caravan, had reportedly been chartered in the name of a fictitious environmental organization. Nicaraguan authorities suspect that the hijacked aircraft was intended to be used for narcotics trafficking operations.
In August the airplane was found by Colombian police in a hangar at Villavicencio-La Vanguardia Airport. The aircraft had been repainted and new registration marks had been applied: HK-3539.
This registration is also said to have been used on a Frontera Colombia Cessna 208A (msn 208-00165).

» El Tiempo, August 12, 1995
» Sentencia nº de Tribunal Administrativo de Cundinamarca - Sección tercera, de 20 de Noviembre de 2003
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1995 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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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 Managua-Augusto C. Sandino Airport en Bluefield-Mercer County Airport, WV bedraagt 2825 km (1766 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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