Conviasa Boeing 737-291 plane crash
The Boeing 737-200 owned by Venezuela's state-owned airline Conviasa took off from Caracas's Maiquetia airport, Venezuela, and was bound to Latacunga, Ecuador, 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Quito. Three crew members (a captain, a first officer and a mechanic) were onboard. The plane crashed in mountainous area in Ecuador’s Andes, killing all the three people onboard.
The Boeing 737 had been stored for a while at Caracas. It was being ferried to Latacunga, reportedly underway to a new owner. The plane lost contact with Ecuadorian ground controllers after it began its descent to Latacunga. The wreckage was found the next day. Wreckage location suggests that the airplane flew into the side of the Iliniza Volcano (elevation approx. 17000 feet), near Toacaso. The impact with the ground completely destroyed the aircraft.