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Accident description
Last updated: 22 November 2017
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Date:Tuesday 22 October 1996
Time:ca 22:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic B703 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 707-323C
Operator:Millon Air
Registration: N751MA
C/n / msn: 19582/639
First flight: 1967
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B (HK)
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:SW of Manta Airport (MEC) (   Ecuador)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Manta Airport (MEC/SEMT), Ecuador
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Narrative:
The Boeing 707, on a cargo flight to Miami (carrying frozen fish and flowers), crashed shortly after takeoff from runway 23. The aircraft ripped off rooftops of houses in the Dolorosa neighborhood and crashed in flames into a restaurant. Local officials claim an engine was on fire.

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Distance from Manta Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 2960 km (1850 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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