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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Datum:Samstag 10 Juli 1948
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Expreso Aéreo Interamericano
Kennzeichen: CU-P198
Werknummer: 33534
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Maiquetia-La Gloria (   Venezuela)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Havana-Rancho Boyeros Airport (HAV/MUHA), Kuba
Flug nach: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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