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Last updated: 14 October 2019
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Date:Monday 23 April 1979
Time:ca 07:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 785D Viscount
Operator:SAETA
Registration: HC-AVP
C/n / msn: 329
First flight: 1957-06-23 (21 years 10 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 52 / Occupants: 52
Total:Fatalities: 57 / Occupants: 57
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pastaza Province (   Ecuador)
Crash site elevation: 5500 m (18045 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
Destination airport:Cuenca Airport (CUE/SECU), Ecuador
Flightnumber: 011
Narrative:
Went missing on a Quito-Cuenca flight and was found 5 years later on high ground, 25nm off track at an elevation of 18000 feet.
The aircraft departed Quito at 07:08 in the morning and was expected to land at Cuenca at 08:00.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Gaceta Judicial 2 de 04-mar-1983


Photos

photo of Vickers-785D-Viscount-HC-AVP
accident date: 23-04-1979
type: Vickers 785D Viscount
registration: HC-AVP
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport to Cuenca Airport as the crow flies is 309 km (193 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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