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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 14 January 2000
Time:19:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-285 Srs. 2A
Operator:TAME Ecuador
Registration: HC-BEY
C/n / msn: 1739
First flight: 1976
Total airframe hrs:867
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 534-2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport (GYE) (   Ecuador)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport (GYE/SEGU), Ecuador
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A Hawker Siddeley HS-748 transport plane sustained substantial damage in a ground accident at Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport (GYE), Ecuador.
The airplane began to taxy from its position on the platform when it struck an ground power unit with its no. 1 engine. Propeller blades were damaged and shrapnel penetrated the fuselage of the airplane.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's haste and distraction by starting to taxi on the platform."



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