Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 23 April 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 785D Viscount
Operator:SAETA
Registration: HC-AVP
C/n / msn: 329
First flight: 1957
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 52 / Occupants: 52
Total:Fatalities: 57 / Occupants: 57
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pastaza Province (   Ecuador) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
Destination airport:Cuenca Airport (CUE/SECU), Ecuador
Flightnumber: 011
Narrative:
Went missing on a Quito-Cuenca flight and was found 5 years later on high ground, 25nm off track.


Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Gaceta Judicial 2 de 04-mar-1983


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Distance from Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport to Cuenca Airport as the crow flies is 309 km (193 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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