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Last updated: 6 August 2021
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Datum:zaterdag 19 februari 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900C-1
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aerotaca Colombia - Aerotransportes Casanare
Registratie: HK-4200
Constructienummer: UC-102
Bouwjaar: 1990
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65B
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 17
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 19
Schade: Geen
Plaats:an airstrip near El Tornillo (   Colombia)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport (BGA/SKBG), Colombia
Vliegveld van aankomst:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC), Colombia
Beschrijving:
An armed prisoner hijacked an Aerotaca Colombia plane, forced it to land at a remote airstrip, and then fled into the jungle with a hostage. The Beechcraft 1900 aircraft was carrying 17 passengers and two crew members on a domestic flight from Bucaramanga to Cúcuta. The prisoner was escorted aboard the plane by two armed police guards but was not handcuffed. Approximately eight minutes after takeoff from Palo Negro Airport, the hijacker produced a knife. He forced the pilots to land the plane at an airstrip near El Tornillo, located approximately 150 kilometers north of Bogota. The hijacker then fled into the jungle, taking one of the guards as a hostage. A right-wing paramilitary unit observed the plane land at the airstrip, chased and killed the hijacker, and released the hostage.

Bronnen:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2000 / FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security
» El Tiempo, 20 Feb 2000


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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 Bucaramanga-Palo Negro Airport en Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport bedraagt 115 km (72 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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