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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Saturday 23 May 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando
Operator:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Registration: YV-C-AMK
MSN: 254
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,2 km (0.8 mls) E off Isla San Lucas (   Costa Rica)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO/MROC), Costa Rica
Destination airport:San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO/MROC), Costa Rica
Crashed into sea. The C-46 was making a test flight after undergoing repairs. The airplane carried three Venezuelan crew members and four Costa Rican mechanics of COOPESA.

» The Miami News - May 25, 1970
» La Nacion - May 24, 1970


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