The Airpirates

The Airpirates

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The story of Latin America’s longest and most dramatic airplane hijacking

In the early ‘70s, hijacking a plane in Colombia was easy, so much so that it was almost routine: the pilots weren’t surprised and the crew wouldn’t even resist. But the hijacking of plane HK-1274 spun out of control and kept the whole continent on edge.

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CREDITS

PRODUCED BY
Massimo Di Ricco y Victoria Estrada


EDITED BY
Camila Segura, Nicolás Alonso y Daniel Alarcón


SOUND DESIGN
Andrés Azpiri


MUSIC
Rémy Lozano


FACT CHECKING
Desirée Yépez


ILLUSTRATION
Daniel Liévano


COUNTRY
Colombia


PUBLISHED ON
04/20/2021

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