Accident description
Last updated: 25 July 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 29 December 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 764D Viscount
Operator:SAN Ecuador (Servicios Aéreos Nacionales)
Registration: HC-BEM
C/n / msn: 183
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cuenca (   Ecuador) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport (GYE/SEGU), Ecuador
Destination airport:Cuenca Airport (CUE/SECU), Ecuador
Narrative:
The pilot had filed an IFR flight plan but continued VFR after passing Puna. Weather was poor however, and the aircraft flew into a hill.

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photo of Vickers 764D Viscount N905G
N905G was sold to Ecuador in October 1977.
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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 Cuenca Airport as the crow flies is 128 km (80 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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