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Crash of a Fairchild-Hiller FH-227 in Ecuador: 26 killed

Date & Time: Jan 17, 2002 at 1101 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HC-AYM
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Quito-Lago Agrio
MSN:
511
YOM:
1966
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
21
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
26
Captain / Total flying hours:
17709
Captain / Total hours on type:
8338.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
12229
Copilot / Total hours on type:
6066
Aircraft flight hours:
29154
Aircraft flight cycles:
45178
Circumstances:
The aircraft crashed 20 minutes after takeoff from Quito-Mariscal Sucre airport, bound for Lago Agrio on behalf of Texaco Petroleum Company. While cruising, the aircraft hit the slope of Cerro El Tigre and rescue teams reached the scene three days later. Nobody survived. Pilots lost their situational awarness while cruising in bad weather conditions and did not sea and avoid the mountain. GPWS was unusable at the time of the accident.
Probable cause:

Crash of a Rockwell Gulfstream 690C Jetprop 840 in Ecuador

Date & Time: Oct 27, 1991
Registration:
HC-BHU
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Guayaquil - Lago Agrio
MSN:
690-11634
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
About 30 minutes into the flight, the pilot informed ATC about his position when contact was lost. It was later reported that the aircraft has been hijacked and crashed landed somewhere in the Sur Cayambe province. All seven occupants were released but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Crash landed after being hijacked.

Crash of a Lockheed L-188A Electra in Lago Agrio: 7 killed

Date & Time: Sep 12, 1988 at 1429 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HC-AZY
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Lago Agrio - Quito
MSN:
1052
YOM:
1959
Country:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The engine n°2 was inoperative due to technical problems and the crew decided to takeoff on a positioning flight to Quito with only three engines. Shortly after takeoff from Lago Agrio Airport, while in initial climb, the engine n°1 caught fire and exploded. The crew lost control of the aircraft that banked left and crashed, bursting into flames. All seven occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Failure and explosion of the engine n°1 at takeoff for unknown reasons.

Ground fire of a Douglas DC-4 in Lago Agrio

Date & Time: Dec 31, 1969
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HC-ANP
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
22149
YOM:
1945
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
20413
Circumstances:
The four engine aircraft was destroyed by fire at Lago Agrio Airport. The mishap occurred in unknown circumstances at an unknown date during 1969. Some unofficial reports says the fire was intentionally set.