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Last updated: 17 January 2022
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Datum:Samstag 23 Mai 1970
Zeit:11:20
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Kennzeichen: YV-C-AMK
Werknummer: 254
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,2 km (0.8 Meilen) E vom Land entfernt von Isla San Lucas (   Costa Rica)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Test
Flug von:San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO/MROC), Costa Rica
Flug nach:San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO/MROC), Costa Rica
Unfallbericht:
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.

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


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