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Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Date:Saturday 21 May 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Registration: YV-C-ALU
MSN: 4791
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Barcelona (   Venezuela)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:Barcelona-Gen J A Anzoategui Airport (BLA/SVBC), Venezuela
Narrative:
Emergency landing at sea. The aircraft operated on a flight from Caracas to Barcelona and Porto Espanha.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» Globo 23 MAY 1955, p16
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 63)


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Distance from Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport to Barcelona-Gen J A Anzoategui Airport as the crow flies is 256 km (160 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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