Ecuador: 12 years since last commercial airline accident with deaths

Posted on July 28, 2014 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Aviation reported In Ecuador, the last crash of a commercial flight, with fatalities, occurred 12 years ago. The aircraft from a local company, with 92 passengers on board, crashed against a flank of the Cumbal volcano, in Colombian territory. The flight departed at 10:30 from January 28, 2002 from Mariscal Sucre airport. After 25 minutes it crashed in an area called Pistejo. That day he was covering the Quito-tulcan – Cali route. However, that was not the greatest air disaster. On July 11, 1983, a commercial plane with Quito & Cuenca crashed seconds before arriving at the destination airport. The unit were traveling 119 people, the highest number of deaths in a plane crash in the country. The plane took off at 07:00 from Quito and crashed into a hill near the battalion Calderon, located in the North of the Azuay capital. Other incidents have been especially due to problems with the landing as what happened with the Tupolev of Cubana de Aviación, which killed 76 people or aircraft of Aeca that left 49 dead between occupants and residents of the area of the former airport. Read Article


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