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Accident description
Last updated: 22 February 2018
Date:Wednesday 2 April 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3m
Operator:Transportes Aéreos Orientales - TAO
Registration: HC-SND
C/n / msn: J5109
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Quito (   Ecuador)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
Destination airport:Esmeraldas Airport (ESM/SEES), Ecuador
Crashed following engine trouble.


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Distance from Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport to Esmeraldas Airport as the crow flies is 177 km (110 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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