Flugunfall 02 OCT 1998 einer Douglas DC-3C YV-611C - Canaima Airport (CAJ)
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Datum:Freitag 2 Oktober 1998
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Kennzeichen: YV-611C
Werknummer: 1977
Baujahr: 1938
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 24
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 27
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1 km (0.6 Meilen) von Canaima Airport (CAJ) (   Venezuela)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Canaima Airport (CAJ/SVCN), Venezuela
Flug nach:Canaima Airport (CAJ/SVCN), Venezuela
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.

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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

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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