ASN Aircraft accident Douglas DC-3C YV-611C Canaima Airport (CAJ)
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Status:
Date:Friday 2 October 1998
Time:09:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Operator:Servivensa
Registration: YV-611C
MSN: 1977
First flight: 1938
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 27
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) from Canaima Airport (CAJ) (   Venezuela)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Canaima Airport (CAJ/SVCN), Venezuela
Destination airport:Canaima Airport (CAJ/SVCN), Venezuela
Narrative:
The DC-3 plane carrying 24 tourists plunged into swampland, killing the co-pilot and injuring three people. The aircraft crashed 1 km short of the runway as it was returning to Canaima National Park airfield after a flight over the Angel Falls (Salto Angel), Venezuela's top tourist attraction.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Notitarde
» El Nacional


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photo of Douglas-DC-3C-YV-611C
accident date: 02-10-1998
type: Douglas DC-3C
registration: YV-611C
photo of Douglas-DC-3C-YV-611C
accident date: 02-10-1998
type: Douglas DC-3C
registration: YV-611C
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Canaima Airport to Canaima Airport as the crow flies is 19913 km (12446 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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