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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Date:Saturday 10 July 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Operator:Expreso Aéreo Interamericano
Registration: CU-P198
MSN: 33534
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Maiquetia-La Gloria (   Venezuela)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Havana-Rancho Boyeros Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Destination airport:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Both engines flamed out due to fuel starvation. The Curtiss C-46 ditched and sank short of the runway.

» El Siglo de Torreón 11 July 1948, p3
» Noticias de Hoy - July 11, 1948


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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 Havana-Rancho Boyeros Airport to Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport as the crow flies is 2126 km (1329 miles).

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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