ASN logo
Last updated: 4 December 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 16 septembre 1965
Heure:11:02
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-45-DK (DC-3)
Compagnie:Transportes Aéreos Orientales - TAO
Immatriculation: HC-AFQ
Numéro de série: 34272/17009
Année de Fabrication: 1945
Heures de vol:10982
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 6 / à bord: 8
Total:victimes: 9 / à bord: 11
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:6 km (3.8 milles) NE of Pastaza Airport (PTZ) (   Equateur)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Coca Airport (OCC/SECO), Equateur
Aéroport de destination:Pastaza Airport (PTZ/SESM), Equateur
Détails:
The aircraft took off from Coca Airport (OCC) at 10:20 hours on a scheduled domestic flight to Pastaza (PTZ). The flight was to take approximately 45 minutes. At 10:52 hours the pilot reported over Arajuno, indicating that he was flying at 4500 ft, mainly IFR. Thereafter the weather conditions further deteriorated and the aircraft finally entered a poor weather zone with continuous rain. It collided with trees and then crashed on a hillside.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was due to adverse weather conditions and imprudence on the part of the pilot who changed from VFR to IFR flight without having the requisite navigation aids for the type of flight he was carrying out. Among the contributing causes were the following : failure to consult the weather report and errors in the airline office, possible overconfidence on the part of the pilot in that he carried out the flight knowing that the radio beacon was inoperative, and presumed negligence on the part of the airport commandant, who failed to declare the aerodrome closed when conditions were below the meteorological minima."

Sources:
» ICAO Circular 88/74 Volume III (39-42)


Photos

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Coca Airport et Pastaza Airport est de 166 km (104 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
languages: languages

Share