TAME plane crashes
The following are significant events involving the airline or its subsidiares. The numbered events are those involving at least one airline passenger death where the aircraft flight had a direct or indirect role, and where at least one of the dead passengers was not a stowaway, hijacker, or saboteur.
- 11 July 1983; TAME 737-200; near Cuenca, Ecuador:
The aircraft hit high ground during approach. The crash killed all eight crew members and 111 passengers.
b>20 April 1998; Air France 727-200 near Bogota, Colombia: The aircraft was on a flight from Bogota to Quito, Ecuador. Three minutes after takeoff, the plane crashed into the mountain at about 1600 feet (500m) above the airport elevation. Although it was an Air France flight, the aircraft was leased from TAME airlines of Ecuador and was flown by an Ecuadorian crew. All 43 passengers and 10 crew members were killed.
- 28 January 2002; TAME 727-100; HC-BLF; flight 120; near Tulcán, Ecuador:
The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Quito, Ecuador to near the border with Colombia.
During descent into Tulcán, the aircraft crashed into the side of the Nevado el Cumbal Volcano at about the 14,700 foot level, about 1,400 feet (425 meters) below the summit. This volcano is in Colombian territory,
The last aircraft transmission was a routine request for a landing clearance while the aircraft was flying at an altitude of 12,000 feet. During descent, the aircraft was traveling at about 50 knots higher than the recommended approach speed.
All seven crew members and 87 passengers were killed.
Boeing 727 crashes
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