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Last updated: 24 January 2022
Fecha:martes 1 diciembre 1959
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Registración: YV-C-AKU
Numéro de série: 4581
Año de Construcción: 1942
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Caracas Airport (CCS) (   Venezuela)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Caracas Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Caracas Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Engine problems following takeoff forced the crew to return to Maiquetia Airport. During the attempt to return, the DC-3 struck Playa Grande hill.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by an overspeeding propeller followed by failure of the starboard engine."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 62-AN/57 (217-218)


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