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Last updated: 24 January 2019
Date:Friday 15 May 1964
Time:ca 08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47H
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 17105
C/n / msn: 11918
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Antisana Volcano (   Ecuador)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport (GYE/SEGU), Ecuador
Destination airport:Palma Roja Airfield, Ecuador
Crashed on the slope of volcano Antisana, altitude of 14,000 feet. The aircraft was transporting equipment to the interior of Ecuador near the Putumayo River. The aircraft burned out.

» The Tuscaloosa News - May 17, 1964
» Merle Webster


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport to Palma Roja Airfield as the crow flies is 493 km (308 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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