Date & Time: Sep 12, 1988 at 1429 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed L-188 Electra
Lago Agrio - Quito
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The engine n°2 was inoperative due to technical problems and the crew decided to takeoff on a positioning flight to Quito with only three engines. Shortly after takeoff from Lago Agrio Airport, while in initial climb, the engine n°1 caught fire and exploded. The crew lost control of the aircraft that banked left and crashed, bursting into flames. All seven occupants were killed.
Failure and explosion of the engine n°1 at takeoff for unknown reasons.