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Last updated: 15 November 2018
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Date:Saturday 6 August 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic B170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol 170 Freighter 21
Operator:Shell Company of Ecuador
Registration: HC-SBU
C/n / msn: 12739
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Total:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 34
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Salasaca Hill (   Ecuador)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Pastaza-Shell Mera Airport (PTZ/SESM), Ecuador
Destination airport:Ambato-Chachoan Airport (ATF/SEAM), Ecuador
Narrative:
Crashed.



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Distance from Pastaza-Shell Mera Airport to Ambato-Chachoan Airport as the crow flies is 65 km (41 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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Bristol 170

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  • 8th loss
  • 6th fatal accident
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