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Last updated: 18 March 2019
Date:Friday 8 October 1982
Time:ca 18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 828 Viscount
Operator:SAN Ecuador (Servicios Aéreos Nacionales)
Registration: HC-ATV
C/n / msn: 458
First flight: 1962-10-22 (20 years)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 525
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cuenca Airport (CUE) (   Ecuador)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport (GYE/SEGU), Ecuador
Destination airport:Cuenca Airport (CUE/SECU), Ecuador
The Vickers 828 Viscount, HC-ATV, suffered a runway excursion accident after landing on wet runway at Cuenca Airport, Ecuador.
The starboard undercarriage dug into the soft ground and the starboard wing hit the ground damaging both starboard propellers and shockloading the Dart engines and causing considerable structural damage.

Runway excursion

» Roberto Varhola (E-mail 18 mar 2017)
» Vickers Viscount Network (


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport to Cuenca Airport as the crow flies is 128 km (80 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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