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Last updated: 30 October 2020
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Datum:Montag 11 Juli 1983
Zeit:ca 07:40
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2V2
Fluggesellschaft:TAME Ecuador
Kennzeichen: HC-BIG
Werknummer: 22607/775
Baujahr: 1981-06-11 (2 years 1 month)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 111 / Insassen: 111
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 119 / Insassen: 119
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,5 km (0.9 Meilen) von Cuenca (   Ecuador)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
Flug nach:Cuenca Airport (CUE/SECU), Ecuador
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft was approaching Cuenca in clear weather with patches of ground fog near the airport when it struck a ridge with its tail and crashed into a hilly area about 1 mile short of the runway. The pilot was reportedly underqualified.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Disasters / D. Gero


Fotos

photo of Boeing-737-2V2-HC-BIG
accident date: 11-07-1983
type: Boeing 737-2V2
registration: HC-BIG
photo of Boeing-737-2V2-HC-BIG
accident date: 11-07-1983
type: Boeing 737-2V2
registration: HC-BIG
photo of Boeing-737-2V2-HC-BIG
accident date: 11-07-1983
type: Boeing 737-2V2
registration: HC-BIG
 

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: 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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