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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 249528
Last updated: 22 November 2021
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Time:c. 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31 Navajo
Registration: HC-CVC
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Salitre Canton, Guayas province -   Ecuador
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Lago Agrio-Nueva Loja Airport (LGQ/SENL)
Destination airport:Guayaquil-José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE/SEGU)
A Piper PA-31 Navajo (winglet mod.) crashed in the shallow water of Río Salitre near Salitre Canton, Guayas province, Ecuador.
The aircraft departed Lago Agrio Airport (LGQ/SENL) at 10:23 and was expected to arrive at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE/SEGU) at 12:08.
Both pilots and four passengers (doctors, nurse and patient) were killed.

The airplane was captured by amateur video overflying the camera at about 800 feet above ground level. A change in engine volume was followed by several seconds of backfiring. About 10 seconds following the beginning of the backfiring, the airplane entered a spin and a steep descent, before impacting the surface.

Sources: (photo)


Revision history:

07-Apr-2021 18:42 Captain Adam Added
07-Apr-2021 19:11 harro Updated [Registration, Source, Embed code]
07-Apr-2021 19:13 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Embed code]
07-Apr-2021 19:15 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
07-Apr-2021 19:20 harro Updated [Location, Country, Narrative]
07-Apr-2021 19:22 harro Updated [Phase, Narrative]
07-Apr-2021 19:54 RobertMB Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
10-Apr-2021 06:36 aaronwk Updated [Narrative]
10-Apr-2021 06:39 harro Updated [Embed code]

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