Teniente Coronel Luis A. Mantilla International Airport
|Teniente Coronel Luis A. Mantilla International Airport|
|Elevation AMSL||9,649 ft / 2,941 m|
The Ipiales VOR-DME (Ident: IPI) is located 3.18 nautical miles (5.9 km) northeast of the airport, across the border in Colombia. The Tulcan non-directional beacon (Ident: TLC) is located 0.86 nautical miles (1.6 km) off the approach end of Runway 24. There is rising terrain in all quadrants.
Accidents and incidents
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.
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- Accident history for TUA at Aviation Safety Network
- Current weather for SETU at NOAA/NWS
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