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Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:Monday 19 November 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic ARVA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAI Arava 201
Operator:Aviación del Ejército Ecuatoriana - AEE
Registration: T-201
C/n / msn: 011
First flight: 1974
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:LojaLoja Airport (LOH) (   Ecuador)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Loja Airport (LOH/SELO), Ecuador
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed. Minister of Defense General Rafael Rodríques Palacios (53), and his wife and daughter were among the casualties.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 20 November 1979, p1
» Observer-Reporter 20 November 1979, pA-2


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IAI Arava

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