Today in Latin American History
Avianca Flight 203 Exploded Mid-flight Over Colombia in 1989
Photo: Avianca airlines
Today in Latin American history, Avianca Flight 203, exploded in mid-air over Colombia, 107 people were killed on board as well as 3 on the ground in 1989.
The Medellín Cartel claimed responsibility for the attack, Pablo Escobar planned the bombing, hoping it would kill presidential candidate for the 1990 elections César Gaviria Trujillo.
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Panamanian Politician and businessman Manuel Espinosa Batista who helped found the Republic died in 1919
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine American football player Martin Gramatica who was a kicker for the New Orleans Saints and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was born in 1975