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Last updated: 26 January 2022
Fecha:lunes 25 enero 1971
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 749 Viscount
Operador:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Registración: YV-C-AMV
Numéro de série: 94
Año de Construcción: 1956
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 12 / Ocupantes: 43
Total:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 47
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Paramo Los Conejos (   Venezuela)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mérida-A Carnevalli Airport (MRD/SVMD), Venezuela
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Caracas-Maiquetía Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Número de Vuelo: 359
The Viscount contacted trees and crash-landed on a wooded mountain slope in the Andes, seven minutes after takeoff from Mérida.

» The News and Courier - Jan 26, 1971
» El Siglo de Torreón - Jan 26, 1971
» El Nacional - Jan 26, 1971


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Distance from Mérida-A Carnevalli Airport to Caracas-Maiquetía Airport as the crow flies is 507 km (317 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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