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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57753
Last updated: 29 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic GAZL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale SA 342L Gazelle
Owner/operator:Aviación del Ejército Ecuatoriana
Registration: E-360
MSN: 1885
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Manta -   Ecuador
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Quito
Destination airport:Guayaquil
Mid-air collison with E-343, killed Defense Minister Guadalupe Larriva (50) and her daughter Claudia Avila (17). Helicopters were performing a night flight test "and in a bad maneuver it appears that the blades collided and the helicopters fell to the ground."
Pilot Celso Acosta and Coronel Marco Jurado were among the five killed.


Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
06-Sep-2011 05:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Mar-2013 16:12 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
21-Mar-2013 16:14 TB Updated [Source]
12-Nov-2016 21:26 TB Updated [Operator]

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