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Last updated: 21 October 2016
Fecha:domingo 27 enero 1980
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720-059B
Registración: HK-725
Numéro de série: 18087/249
Año de Construcción: 1961-11-07 (18 years 3 months)
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO) (   Ecuador)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Pasajeros Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
The crew made an instrument approach in VMC weather to Quito. The aircraft landed too fast (143 knots instead of 123 kts) 300 m down the runway. The Boeing, named "Santander", overran the runway by 70 m and came to rest with the nosegear collapsed.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Pilot misjudged speed and distance on landing and didn't follow the appropriate procedures to activate the emergency brakes.



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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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