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Last updated: 20 October 2021
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Datum:vrijdag 22 mei 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:TAME Ecuador
Registratie: HC-BAX
Constructienummer: 457
Bouwjaar: 1975
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 15 / inzittenden: 15
Totaal:slachtoffers: 18 / inzittenden: 18
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Zumba (   Ecuador)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
Vliegveld van aankomst:Macara Airport (MRR/SEMA), Ecuador
Beschrijving:
A DHC-6 Twin Otter plane, operated by TAME Ecuador and registered HC-BAX/FAE-457, was destroyed when it crashed into the side of a mountain. All 18 on board were killed.
Several reports indicate the plane crashed on May 21 or May 22 near Zumba, Ecuador.
Other reports suggest that the Twin Otter crashed while flying in formation with the Presidential Beechcraft 200 on May 24, 1981. This accident happened near Macará, Ecuador, killing Ecuadorian President Jaime Roldós Aguilera aboard the Beech 200. Newspaper reported at the time do however not report the simultaneous accident of the Twin Otter. It is thus considered probable that the Twin Otter crashed in a separate accident a few days earlier.

Bronnen:
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
» Turbo Prop Airliner Production List / J. Roach, A.B. Eastwood (2007)


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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 Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport en Macara Airport bedraagt 496 km (310 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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DHC-6 Twin Otter

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  • 77e ongeval
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  • 18e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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