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Datum:maandag 7 april 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:AREA Ecuador
Registratie: HC-ACL
Constructienummer: 19779
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 29 / inzittenden: 29
Totaal:slachtoffers: 32 / inzittenden: 32
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Cerro Illiniza (   Ecuador)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport (GYE/SEGU), Ecuador
Vliegveld van aankomst:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
Vluchtnummer: 222
Beschrijving:
Flight 222 to Quito departed Guayaquil at 08:06. Some 13 minutes later the crew reported an ETA over the Manta intersection of 08:41. One minute later the pilot reported at 4000 feet and said they were maintaining this altitude. Further climb clearance was requested and which was granted at 08:40. At 08:41 the crew reported overhead the Manta beacon at 5000 feet and a Quito ETA of 09:16. Last contact with the flight was when it was cleared to climb above the clouds. At an altitude of 7500 feet the aircraft flew into Mount Illiniza in the Chugchilan mountain range.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot did not follow he 358deg Guayaquil-Esmeraldas track, authorised for instrument flight, until clear of cloud, but probably assumed a heading of 25deg as soon as he left Guayaquil, in order to fly the most direct route between Guayaquil and Quito. In so doing while on instruments, he deviated from the Guayaquil-Esmeraldas track at too low an altitude to clear the Chugchilan range, before him with an adequate safety margin."

Bronnen:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (118-120)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport en Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport bedraagt 271 km (170 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 3397e ongeval
  • 1295e dodelijk ongeval
  • 9e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 29e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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 Ecuador
  • 2e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 11e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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