On May 07, 2002, at 1802 universal coordinated time (UTC), a Cessna 172 single-engine airplane, Ecuadorian registration HC-CBV, was destroyed upon collision with terrain under unknown circumstances near Mamayac, in the Republic of Ecuador. The commercial pilot and his 3 passengers were fatally injured. The airplane, serial number R172-0443, was owned and operated by Transportes Aereonacionales of Quito, Ecuador. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the on-demand air taxi flight from Macuna to Mamayac. A visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed for the cross-country flight. The flight originated at Macuna at 1700 UTC.

The wreckage of the airplane was located on the side of a mountain at the 2,500 foot level, approximately 3 miles south of the landing threshold of their intended destination.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Government of the Republic of Ecuador. Any further information may be obtained from:

Republica del Ecuador
Direccion General de Aviacion Civil (DGAC)
Buenos Aires 149 y 10 de Agosto
P.O. Box 2077
Quito, Ecuador

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from the DGAC of Ecuador.

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