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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45006
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna R172E
Owner/operator:Compania Federacion Shuar
Registration: HC-BRE
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Macas -   Spain
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Macas
Destination airport:Macuma
On December 1, 2003, at 2012 universal coordinated time, a Cessna R172E single-engine airplane, Ecuadorian registration HC-BRE, was destroyed during a forced landing following a loss of engine power during initial takeoff climb near Macas, Province of Morona Santiago, in the Republic of Ecuador. The airplane, serial number R172-0106, was owned and operated by the Compania Federacion Shuar, of Quito, Ecuador. The commercial pilot and his passenger were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed for the scheduled cross country flight to Macuma, Ecuador. The flight was initiating at the time of the accident.

Local authorities reported that immediately after departing from runway 01, the pilot reported the control tower that he was returning to the airplane due to mechanical problems. The pilot entered a left turn and the airplane nosed-down into the ground. A post-impact fire destroyed the airplane.

The accident investigation is under the control and jurisdiction of the Government of the Republic of Ecuador. Any further information may be obtained from:

Republica del Ecuador
Direccion General de Aviacion Civil (DGAC)
Edificio DAC
Buenos Aires 149 y 10 de Agosto
P.O. Box 2077
Quito, Ecuador

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the Ecuadorian DGAC. CAUSE:


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28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added

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