SAETA Flight 232
The aircraft involved in the incident
|Date||15 August 1976|
|Aircraft type||Vickers Viscount 785D|
|Flight origin||Quito, Ecuador|
The plane was eventually found at 5,310m in October 2002 by two members of the Nuevos Horizontes mountaineering club, Pablo Chiquiza and Flavio Armas, while exploring a new route to the summit of Chimborazo via the Garcia Moreno Glacier. However, they did not report it immediately. The discovery wasn't confirmed until February 2003, when a team hired by the television station Teleamazonas went up to film a video of the wreckage, and found human remains, newspapers from the day the plane disappeared and identification cards of known passengers.
- UPI (12 September 1976). "After a month, plane still missing". Ellensburg Daily Record. Quito, Ecuador. p. 5.
- Associated Press (19 February 2003). "Plane crash's frozen victims found 27 years later". The Sydney Morning Herald.
- "Restos de 59 víctimas de accidente de avión descansarán entre la nieve". www.cronica.com.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-09-11.
- "Se confirma que hallazgo de avión fue el año pasado" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-05-23.
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