Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 14 March 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Ecuatoriana (Compa˝ia Ecuatoriana de Aviacion)
Registration: HC-SJE
C/n / msn: 4425
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sangai (   Ecuador) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
Destination airport:Macas Airport (XMS/SEMC), Ecuador
Narrative:
The C-47 cargo plane impacted the 5300 m (17388 ft) high Sangay Volcano while en route between Quito and Macas, Ecuador. The volcano is located 41 km northwest of the destination airport, Macas.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 16 March 1972, p1+2B


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Distance from Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport to Macas Airport as the crow flies is 242 km (151 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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