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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 16 september 1965
Tijd:11:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-45-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Transportes Aéreos Orientales - TAO
Registratie: HC-AFQ
Constructienummer: 34272/17009
Bouwjaar: 1945
Aantal vlieguren:10982
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 8
Totaal:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 11
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:6 km (3.8 mijl) NE of Pastaza Airport (PTZ) (   Ecuador)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Coca Airport (OCC/SECO), Ecuador
Vliegveld van aankomst:Pastaza Airport (PTZ/SESM), Ecuador
Beschrijving:
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."

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


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Kaart
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 Coca Airport en Pastaza Airport bedraagt 166 km (104 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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