Airplane Crash - Banos, Ecuador 05/02/1974

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Banos, Ecuador


Date05/02/1974
Time19:30
LocationBanos, Ecuador
OperatorAero Taxis Equatorianos
RoutePastaza - Ambato
TypeDouglas C-47
RegistrationHC-AUC
Aboard24
Fatalities22
Ground0
SummaryStruck a mountain shortly after takeoff. Failure to climb to the minimum safety altitude. Overconfidence of the crew. Distraction by a tourist guide in the cockpit.

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