Accident Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3) HC-SJE, Tuesday 14 March 1972
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Date:Tuesday 14 March 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Aerotaxis Ecuatorianos SA - ATESA
Registration: HC-SJE
MSN: 4425
Year of manufacture:1942
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Sangay Volcano -   Ecuador
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU)
Destination airport:Macas Airport (XMS/SEMC)
The C-47 cargo plane impacted the 5300 m (17388 ft) high Sangay Volcano while en route between Quito and Macas, Ecuador. The volcano is located 41 km northwest of the destination airport, Macas.


El Tiempo 16 March 1972, p1+2B
El Tiempo 17 March 1972, p1+2A


  • 103rd worst accident in 1972
  • 848th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 775th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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