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Last updated: 26 October 2021
Date:Sunday 29 February 1976
Type:Saunders ST-27
Operator:ACES - Aerolineas Centrales de Colombia
Registration: HK-1286
MSN: 001
First flight: 1969-05-28 (6 years 9 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) (   Colombia)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Turbo-Gonzalo Mejía Airport (TRB/SKTU), Colombia
Destination airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD), Colombia
A Colombian male entered the platform at Medellín (EOH) shortly after a Saunders ST-27 passenger plane had arrived from Turbo (TRB), Colombia.
The man hijacked the aircraft to Chigordo. Eight passengers were allowed to deplane before the plane continued back to Medellín.
During the evening the airplane was stormed and the hijacker was wounded and killed in the struggle.


» El Tiempo - 1 Mar 1976


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Distance from Turbo-Gonzalo Mejía Airport to Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport as the crow flies is 244 km (152 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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