ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed L-188C Electra HC-AZJ Taura AFB
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Monday 4 September 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188C Electra
Operator:TAME Ecuador
Registration: HC-AZJ
MSN: 2004
First flight: 1959-10-03 (29 years 11 months)
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D13
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 92
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 99
Aircraft damage: 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
The left gear warning light remained on after takeoff from Quito. A gear-up landing was carried out on Taura AFB.
PROBABLE CAUSE: The bolts on the front gear doors were stuck because of a stuck support rod.

Gear-up landing
Forced landing on runway

» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/89 (#41)


photo of Lockheed-L-188C-Electra-HC-AZJ
accident date: 04-09-1989
type: Lockheed L-188C Electra
registration: HC-AZJ

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.
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