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Last updated: 19 April 2019
Date:Monday 12 September 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188A Electra
Operator:TAME Ecuador
Registration: HC-AZY
C/n / msn: 1052
First flight: 1959
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D13
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lago Agrio Airport (LGQ) (   Ecuador)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Lago Agrio Airport (LGQ/SELA), Ecuador
Destination airport:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
The Electra took off for a ferry flight with the no. 2 engine inoperative. Explosion and flames from the no. 1 engine caused the aircraft to veer left. The aircraft crashed in flames.

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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 Lago Agrio Airport to Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport as the crow flies is 181 km (113 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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