Date & Time: Jan 28, 2002 at 1024 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing 727-100
Operator:
Registration:
HC-BLF
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Quito - Tulcan - Cali
MSN:
19692
YOM:
1967
Flight number:
EQ120
Country:
Ecuador
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
7
Pax on board:
87
Pax fatalities:
87
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
94
Captain / Total flying hours:
12091
Captain / Total hours on type:
8263
Copilot / Total flying hours:
7058
Copilot / Total hours on type:
3457
Aircraft flight hours:
64001
Aircraft flight cycles:
49819
Circumstances:
While descending to Tulcán, the aircraft was flying too low. It struck a mountain near Ipiales, Colombia. Due to several errors during descent, the crew was not aware about a wrong altitude and did not make out the mountain due to low visibility.