Accident Vickers 764D Viscount HC-BEM, Thursday 29 December 1977
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Date:Thursday 29 December 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vickers 764D Viscount
Owner/operator:SAN Ecuador - Servicios Aéreos Nacionales
Registration: HC-BEM
MSN: 183
Year of manufacture:1956
Fatalities:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Cuenca -   Ecuador
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar Airport (GYE/SEGU)
Destination airport:Cuenca Airport (CUE/SECU)
The pilot had filed an IFR flight plan but continued VFR after passing Puna. Weather was poor however, and the aircraft flew into a hill.



  • 26th worst accident in 1977
  • 30th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 24th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, MN (MSP); August 1975

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