Accident
Last updated: 20 August 2014
Status:
Datum:Freitag 22 Mai 1981
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Fluggesellschaft:TAME Ecuador
Kennzeichen: HC-BAX
Werknummer: 457
Baujahr: 1975
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 15
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Zumba (   Ecuador) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
Flug nach:Macara Airport (MRR/SEMA), Ecuador
Unfallbericht:
A DHC-6 Twin Otter plane, operated by TAME Ecuador and registered HC-BAX/FAE-457, was destroyed when it crashed into the side of a mountain. All 18 on board were killed.
Several reports indicate the plane crashed on May 21 or May 22 near Zumba, Ecuador.
Other reports suggest that the Twin Otter crashed while flying in formation with the Presidential Beechcraft 200 on May 24, 1981. This accident happened near Macará, Ecuador, killing Ecuadorian President Jaime Roldós Aguilera aboard the Beech 200. Newspaper reported at the time do however not report the simultaneous accident of the Twin Otter. It is thus considered probable that the Twin Otter crashed in a separate accident a few days earlier.


Informationsquelle:
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
» Turbo Prop Airliner Production List / J. Roach, A.B. Eastwood (2007)


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Distance from Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport to Macara Airport as the crow flies is 496 km (310 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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