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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 20 January 1976
Time:ca 07:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-246 Srs. 2A
Operator:TAME Ecuador
Registration: HC-AUE/683
C/n / msn: 1683
First flight: 1970
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 36
Total:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 42
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Loja (   Ecuador)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Loja Airport (LOH/SELO), Ecuador
Destination airport:Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport (GYE/SEGU), Ecuador
Narrative:
The aircraft lost altitude while flying over mountainous terrain at FL100 and struck trees with the right wing. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed into the side of a mountain.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Aviation News 06.02.1976


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Distance from Loja Airport to Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport as the crow flies is 211 km (132 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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