Crash of an IAI Arava 201 in Fátima: 22 killed

Date & Time: Mar 15, 2016 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
E-206
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Shell - Shell
MSN:
090
YOM:
1992
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
19
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
22
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Shell Airport at 1251LT for a local training flight with a crew of three and 19 skydivers on board. About an hour into the flight, the crew informed ground he was returning to his base due to the deterioration of the weather conditions. Few minutes later, the aircraft went out of control, crashed in a wooded area and came to rest upside down. All 22 occupants were killed. Up to date, this is the worst accident involving an IAI Arava 201.

Crash of an Embraer ERJ-190 in Quito

Date & Time: Sep 16, 2011 at 1911 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HC-CEZ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Loja - Quito - Cuenca - Quito
MSN:
190-00027
YOM:
2006
Flight number:
EQ148
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
97
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
6160
Captain / Total hours on type:
1879.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
4891
Copilot / Total hours on type:
2807
Aircraft flight hours:
8752
Aircraft flight cycles:
13285
Circumstances:
After touch down on runway 35 in poor weather conditions, aircraft did not stop as expected, overrun runway, collided with a brick wall and came to rest. Four passengers were slightly injured while the aircraft named Ciudad de Cuenca was damaged beyond repair. It seems that crew landed long, reducing the runway length and braking distance available. Runway was wet at the time of the accident.
Probable cause:
The Board of Inquiry estimated that the probable cause of this accident was the crew's decision to continue the approach and landing without carrying out the procedures (ABNORMAL AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES) established by EMBRAER in the Quick Reference Handbook for when malfunctions occur in the slat/flap system, resulting in a landing too far down the runway. Due to wrong approach configuration, aircraft landed long at an excessive speed and crew did not activate all braking systems immediately after touch down. In these conditions, aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining runway.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter in Santa Clara: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jan 20, 2011 at 1545 LT
Operator:
Registration:
FAE449
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Pastaza - Tena
MSN:
934
YOM:
1986
Country:
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a flight to Tena on behalf of ECORAE's Institute, a government supply and support program for isolated population in the center of Ecuador. Aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances fifteen minutes after it left Pastaza-Shell Mera airport. A crew survived while five other occupants were killed. The survivor died few hours later.

Crash of a Cessna 303 Crusader in Ecuador: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 6, 2009 at 1300 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HC-BRD
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Guayaquil - Santo Domingo
MSN:
303-00084
YOM:
1981
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While cruising in bad weather conditions, aircraft crashed in the mountainous region of Santa Rosa del Toachi, in Ecuador. Pilot was killed.
Probable cause:
Pilot was flying visually in IMC conditions.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-5 Buffalo in Quevedo

Date & Time: May 28, 2009 at 1055 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AEE-501
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
104
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
For unknown reasons, aircraft made a gear up landing in Quevedo. While all eight occupants escaped unhurt, aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 in Quito: 7 killed

Date & Time: Mar 19, 2009 at 1725 LT
Operator:
Registration:
AEE-101
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
San Vicente-Quito
MSN:
BB-0811
YOM:
1981
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
On final approach in foggy conditions, the twin engine aircraft hit a building and crashed. All five occupants, pilots on training, were killed, as two other people on ground. Four other were seriously injured. The aircraft was approaching Quito-Mariscal Sucre at a too low altitude.

Crash of a Fokker F28 in Quito

Date & Time: Sep 22, 2008 at 1115 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HC-CDT
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Quito-Coca
MSN:
11222
YOM:
1985
Flight number:
ICD504
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
62
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

On take off, the captain decided to abandon the procedure due a fire alarm in the cockpit. The aircraft did not stop on the runway, overrun and came to rest 300 meters further on. All occupants escaped but 8 were injured. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Boeing 737-200 in Toacaso: 3 killed

Date & Time: Aug 30, 2008 at 2150 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV102T
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Caracas-Latacunga
MSN:
21545/525
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:

While descending to Latacunga airport by night, the aircraft crashed in a mountainous terrain. Rescue teams located debris the day after and all three crew members were killed. The aircraft was delivered from Caracas to a new owner based in Latacunga.

Crash of an Airbus A340 in Quito

Date & Time: Nov 9, 2007 at 1706 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EC-JOH
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Madrid - Quito
MSN:
0731
YOM:
2006
Flight number:
IB6463
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
14
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
345
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
14024
Captain / Total hours on type:
2375.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
10095
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1742
Aircraft flight hours:
8704
Aircraft flight cycles:
965

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Cuenca, Ecuador: 5 killed

Date & Time: Mar 24, 2006 at 1102 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HC-BXD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Cuenca-Macas
MSN:
208-0591
YOM:
1997
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft crashed in an administrative building few minutes after takeoff from runway 05 at Cuenca-Mariscal Lamar Airport.