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Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 28 April 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic ARVA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAI Arava 201
Operator:Aviación Naval Ecuatoriana - ANE
Registration: 202
C/n / msn: 020
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:within eastern (   Ecuador)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed while searching for a SAETA Vickers 785D Viscount (HC-AVP) which was reported missing since April 23 on a flight from Quito to Cuenca.
Five Navy personnel and two civilians were on board the Arava. Both civilians died. One of them was Jaime Alexander, son of the pilot of the missing SAETA flight, Edwin Alexander.

Sources:
» Aeroflight World Air Forces
» El Siglo de Torreón 30 April 1979, p13


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