November 27 1989 – The Medellin Cartel Brings Down Avianca Flight 203 Over Colombia

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November 27 1989 – The Medellin Cartel Brings Down Avianca Flight 203 Over ColombiaRate this post The specter of terrorism fell on a new continent when members of Pablo Escobar’s cocaine trafficking organization, the Medellin Cartel, planted a bomb on Avianca Flight 203, bringing down the aircraft on November 27, 1989. The Boeing 727, leaving the Colombian capital of Bogota for Cali, exploded five minutes after take-off, killing 110. For almost two decades, the Medellin Cartel processed coca leaves into the fine white powder that would make it rich. In the early 1980s, as several competing factions began earning millions by shipping cocaine off to the United States and other […]