Date: May 02, 1974
Time: 19:30
Location: Banos, Ecuador
Operator: Aero Taxis Equatorianos
Flight #: ?
Route: Pastaza - Ambato
AC Type: Douglas C-47
Registration: HC-AUC
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 24   (passengers:21  crew:3)
Fatalities: 22   (passengers:19  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Struck a mountain shortly after takeoff. Failure to climb to the minimum safety altitude. Overconfidence of the crew. Distraction by a tourist guide in the cockpit.

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