Unlawful Interference Boeing 727-24C HK-1271, Wednesday 24 July 1974
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Date:Wednesday 24 July 1974
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 727-24C
Owner/operator:Avianca
Registration: HK-1271
MSN: 19524/428
Year of manufacture:1967
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 123
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Cali Airport (CLO) -   Colombia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Pereira Airport (PEI/SKPE)
Destination airport:Medellín-Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH/SKMD)
Narrative:
A 29-year old male passenger entered the cockpit shortly after takeoff from Pereira Airport (PEI). Colombia. He drew a revolver and demanded 2 million dollars and the release of a political prisoner. The airplane landed at Cali and was parked at the end of the runway.
The plane was stormed and the hijacker killed in the struggle. This was the second hijacking of the man as he had hijacked a plane to Cuba in 1969.

Sources:

El Tiempo - 25 Jul 1974

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