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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 8 June 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic ARVA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAI Arava 201
Operator:Aviación Naval Ecuatoriana - ANE
Registration: 234
C/n / msn: 044
First flight: 1975
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near San Mateo, Manabí (   Ecuador)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Manta Airport (MEC/SEMT), Ecuador
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed during the UNITAS exercise near the San Mateo village in Manabí.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 9 June 1988, p11A


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