Accident Vickers 785D Viscount HC-AVP, Monday 23 April 1979
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Date:Monday 23 April 1979
Time:07:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers 785D Viscount
Owner/operator:SAETA
Registration: HC-AVP
MSN: 329
Year of manufacture:1957
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Dart 510
Fatalities:Fatalities: 57 / Occupants: 57
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Pastaza Province -   Ecuador
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU)
Destination airport:Cuenca Airport (CUE/SECU)
Narrative:
Went missing on a Quito-Cuenca flight and was found 5 years later on high ground, 25nm off track at an elevation of 18000 feet.
The aircraft departed Quito at 07:08 in the morning and was expected to land at Cuenca at 08:00.

Sources:

Gaceta Judicial 2 de 04-mar-1983

Statistics

  • 11th worst accident in 1979
  • 8th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 7th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

Location

Images:


photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO); March 1972

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