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Date:Tuesday 20 November 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:TAME Ecuador
Registration: HC-BCG
C/n / msn: 446
First flight: 1975
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:between Loja and Zumba (   Ecuador)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Loja Airport (LOH/SELO), Ecuador
Destination airport:Zumba Airport (SEZP), Ecuador
Narrative:
The Twin Otter flew into a hill. The airplane carried a dual military serial: FAE-446.

Sources:
» Flight International 26 January 1985 (13)


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