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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Friday 2 April 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15
Operator:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Registration: YV-03C
C/n / msn: 47000/83
First flight: 1967
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) N off Isla de la Margarita (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Caracas Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed 37 minutes after departing Caracas on a test flight following maintenance.

Sources:
» Scramble 167


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