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Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Tuesday 15 March 2016
Time:ca 14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic ARVA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAI Arava 201
Operator:Aviación del Ejército Ecuatoriana - AEE
Registration: E-206
C/n / msn: 0090
First flight: 1992
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hacienda la Palmira, Pastaza (   Ecuador)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pastaza Airport (PTZ/SESM), Ecuador
Destination airport:Pastaza Airport (PTZ/SESM), Ecuador
Narrative:
An IAI Arava 201 transport plane carrying three crew members and 19 skydivers crashed in Pastaza Province, Ecuador. All aboard were killed.

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IAI Arava

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