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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Friday 12 April 1957
Time:ca 09:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Registration: YV-C-AFA
C/n / msn: 4525
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Calabozo (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Calabozo Airport (CLZ/SVCL), Venezuela
Destination airport:Bruzual Airport (SVBZ), Venezuela
Narrative:
The DC-3 crashed and caught fire five minutes after departure from Calabozo while on a flight to Bruzual without passengers. The three crew were killed.

Sources:
» La Nacion 13 April 1957, p36


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