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Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Sunday 24 May 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana
Registration: FAE-723
C/n / msn: BB-723
First flight: 1980
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Huairapungo Mountain, Loja Province (   Ecuador)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Official state flight
Departure airport:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU), Ecuador
Destination airport:Macara Airport (MRR/SEMA), Ecuador
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain, killing Ecuador President Jaime Roldós Aguilera.
The aircraft carried a dual registration: HC-BHG.

Sources:
» Aviation Letter 177
» Wikipedia - Jaime Roldós Aguilera


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Distance from Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport to Macara Airport as the crow flies is 496 km (310 miles).

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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