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1982 Aerocondor DHC 4 Caribou accident

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Passengers  41
Fatalities  44
Date  1 September 1982
Operator  Aerocondor
Passenger count  41
Crew  3
Survivors  0
Number of deaths  44
Survivor  0
Location  Ecuador
1982 Aerocondor DHC-4 Caribou accident httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Summary  CFIT in bad weather due to spatial disorientation
Site  near Valladolid, Ecuador
Similar  1982 TABA Fairchild FH‑227 a, CAAC Flight 2311, 1982 Garuda Fokker F2, Aeropesca Colombia Flight 217, World Airways Flight 30

The 1982 Aerocondor DHC-4 Caribou accident happened on 1 September 1982 when a twin-engined de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou (registered in Ecuador as HC-BHZ) on an internal scheduled passenger flight operated by Aerolíneas Cóndor (Aerocondor) from Zumba Airport to Loja Airport collided with high ground in the Andes in bad weather. The terrain and weather hindered the search and rescue operations, and helicopters did not reach the accident site until 4 September 1982; all 44 on board were killed.

Aircraft

The aircraft was a de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou twin-engined piston transport that had been built in Canada in 1967.

References

1982 Aerocondor DHC-4 Caribou accident Wikipedia


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