Date & Time: Jul 2, 2004 at 1338 LT
Type of aircraft:
IAI 1124 Westwind
Operator:
Registration:
N280AT
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Ambulance
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Quito-Panama City-Washington DC-Milan
MSN:
247
YOM:
1979
Country:
Panama
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The twinjet aircraft was performing an ambulance flight between Quito, Ecuador, and Milan, Italy, with fuel stops in Panama City and Washington DC with 2 crew, 2 medical doctors and 2 Italian patients on board. After takeoff from Panama City runway 03R, crew lost control of the aircraft which crashed into a former Evergreen International hangar. All occupants and one man on ground were killed.