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Last updated: 22 September 2019
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Fecha:sábado 6 septiembre 1969
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-209
Operador:TAME Ecuador
Registración: FAE1969
Numéro de série: 1969
Año de Construcción: 1937
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 16
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Ubicación:Tumaco-La Florida Airport (TCO) (   Colombia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Pasajeros
Aeropuerto de Salida:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Manta Airport (MEC/SEMT), Ecuador
Descripción:
Twelve men and a woman, some of them armed with machine guns, hijacked two TAME Ecuador C-47 planes. The hijackers shot and killed one crewman and wounded another. Both aircraft landed at Tumaco (TCO), Colombia for refueling. One airplane was left behind as the hijackers continued to Panama City-Tocumen Airport (PTY). After a 31-minute refueling stop the C-47 continued to Kingston (KIN), Jamaica. The plane left Kingston at 21:00 after a 71-minute refueling stop. The flight finally landed at Cuba.
The hijackers told passengers that the hijacking was in retaliation for the deaths of several students in May 1969 during anti-government riots at the University
of Guayaquil in Ecuador.

Fuentes:
» Daily Review (8 SEP 1969)
» El Tiempo - 7 Sep 1969


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Distance from Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport to Manta Airport as the crow flies is 258 km (161 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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