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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Datum:dinsdag 3 september 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3)
Vloog voor:Socony Mobil Oil
Gehuurd van:AVENSA
Registratie: YV-C-AVG
Constructienummer: 4764
Bouwjaar: 1942
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Niquitao (   Venezuela)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Caracas-Maiquetía Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Vliegveld van aankomst:Barinas Airport (BNS/SVBI), Venezuela
The DC-3 had been chartered by Socony Mobil Oil to fly 5 passengers to Barinas. The aircraft took off at 09:03, but failed to arrive at the destination. Somehow the aircraft strayed off course and entered an area with very bad visibility. The aircraft collided with a mountain at 10000 feet in the Penas Blancas hills. The wreckage was found on September 12.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Bad weather and the latter's influence on radio communications and radio compass; 2) Leaving the recommended route led to the aircraft going into a dangerous area; 3) Flying between Bocono and Barinas at an inadequate height."

» ICAO Accident Digest No.9, Circular 56-AN/51 (164-165)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Caracas-Maiquetía Airport en Barinas Airport bedraagt 415 km (259 miles).

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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