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Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Fecha:sábado 10 julio 1948
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Operador:Expreso Aéreo Interamericano
Registración: CU-P198
Numéro de série: 33534
Año de Construcción: 1945
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:de la costa de Maiquetia-La Gloria (   Venezuela)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Havana-Rancho Boyeros Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Descripción:
Both engines flamed out due to fuel starvation. The Curtiss C-46 ditched and sank short of the runway.

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


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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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