Teniente Coronel Luis a Mantilla International Airport

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Teniente Coronel Luis A Mantilla International Airport


TUA is located in Ecuador
Location of airport in Ecuador
Airport type Public
Location Tulcán, Ecuador
Elevation AMSL 9,649 ft / 2,941 m
Coordinates 00°48′34″N 077°42′29″W / 0.80944°N 77.70806°W / 0.80944; -77.70806
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,460 8,071 Asphalt

Teniente Coronel Luis A Mantilla International Airport (IATA: TUAICAO: SETU) is an airport in Tulcán, Ecuador. It is a destination for TAME serving to Quito.

Airines and Destination[edit]

Airlines Destinations
TAME Quito

Accidents and incidents at TUA[edit]

TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100, en route from Quito, Ecuador, crashed into the side of the Cumbal Volcano, nearby Teniente Airport on 28 January 2002. There were no survivors of the 87 passengers and 7 crew on board. The crash was caused by the aircraft's pilot flying at an inappropriate speed for approach, which caused it to go off-course from the airport and crash into the volcano. This was one of the deadliest incidents involving TAME after a Boeing 737-200 on a similar route crashed killing all 117 on board.[1]


  1. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety. Retrieved 9 April 2010. 

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