Accident description
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 1 September 1982
Type:de Havilland Canada DHC-4A Caribou
Operator:Aerolineas Condor
Registration: HC-BHZ
C/n / msn: 249
First flight: 1967
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 41 / Occupants: 41
Total:Fatalities: 44 / Occupants: 44
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Valladolid (   Ecuador)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Zumba Airport (SEZP), Ecuador
Destination airport:Loja Airport (LOH/SELO), Ecuador
Narrative:
Low ceiling and a disorientated pilot caused the Caribou to fly into a mountain in the Andes.

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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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