CFIT Accident Douglas C-47E (DC-3) 45-1109, Monday 11 July 1960
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Date:Monday 11 July 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47E (DC-3)
Owner/operator:US Mission
Registration: 45-1109
MSN: 34379/17112
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:12 km W of Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO) -   Ecuador
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Bogotá-Eldorado Airport (BOG/SKBO)
Destination airport:Quito-Mariscal Sucre Airport (UIO/SEQU)
The DC-3 crashed into Pichincha Volcano, which has en elevation of 4,784 metres (15,696 ft).


Daytona Beach Morning Journal - Jul 13, 1960
USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


  • 36th worst accident in 1960
  • 315th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 225th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time



photo (c) Juan Carlos Sosa Trombert; Pichincha Volcano; 18 August 2019

photo (c) Jorje Juan Anhalzer; Pichincha Volcano

photo (c) Jorje Juan Anhalzer, via Juan Carlos Sosa Trombert; Pichincha Volcano; September 2020

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