Narrative:The left gear warning light remained on after take-off from Quito. A gear-up landing was carried out on Taura AFB.
|Date:||Monday 4 September 1989|
|Type:||Lockheed L-188C Electra|
|C/n / msn:|| 2004|
|First flight:|| 1959|
|Engines:|| 4 Allison 501-D13|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 92|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 99 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Taura AFB (Ecuador)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador|
|Destination airport:||Tulcán Airport (TUA/SETU), Ecuador|
PROBABLE CAUSE: The bots on the front gear doors were stuck because of a stuck support rod.
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/89 (#41)
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 Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport to Tulcán Airport as the crow flies is 136 km (85 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.