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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Definitief
Datum:dinsdag 22 november 1994
Tijd:00:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-23
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:AECA - Aeroservicios Ecuatorianos
Registratie: HC-BRF
Constructienummer: 19388/340
Bouwjaar:
Aantal vlieguren:59000
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport (GYE/SEGU), Ecuador
Beschrijving:
A Boeing 727-100, HC-BRF, was struck by a cargo truck while starting engines for a cargo flight from Miami International Airport, Florida, to Guayaquil, Ecuador. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The aircraft received substantial damage and the three crewmembers and two passengers were not injured. The cargo truck driver received serious injuries.
Witnesses stated the cargo truck and driver had been parked behind HC-BRF for about 2 1/2 hours. HC-BRF was preparing for departure at the time of the accident. The navigation, wing tip, and wing flood lights were operating. The no. three engine had been started and the other engines were being started when the cargo truck driver pulled his truck forward from behind the aircraft. As the driver drove by the mechanic who was operating the air start cart, at the right rear of the aircraft, the driver waved to the mechanic. As the driver turned to look forward the trucks left windshield area struck the trailing edge wing tip area of HC-BRF. Portions of the wing tip remained embedded in the truck cab and the truck rolled to an aircraft tug which was attached to a Boeing 707, 400 feet away.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the truck driver to maintain visual lookout while operating his truck on an unlit ramp near an aircraft."

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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Miami International Airport, FL en Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport bedraagt 3089 km (1931 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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