TAME Boeing 727-134 plane crash
Cumbal Volcano, Colombia
TAME flight 120 departed Quito 10:03am on the first leg of its scheduled Quito-Tulcán-Cali (Colombia) flight. Radio contact with the aircraft was lost at 10:23am as it approached Tulcán. The aircraft crashed near the Colombian city of Ipiales, approximately 20 miles (30 kilometers) north of Tulcán, in a crater near the top of the 15,626ft Cumbal Volcano. The wreckage of the aircraft was found by aerial search some 24 hours after the accident. There was no survivor. The weather in the heavily mountainous region was reported to be foggy around the time of the accident.