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Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Datum:Freitag 15 Dezember 1950
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:AVENSA
Kennzeichen: YV-C-AVU
Werknummer: 4432
Baujahr: 1942
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 28 / Insassen: 28
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 31 / Insassen: 31
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Páramo Las Siete Lagunas (   Venezuela)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Mérida-A Carnevalli Airport (MRD/SVMD), Venezuela
Flug nach:Caracas-Maiquetía Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Unfallbericht:
The C-47 aircraft was chartered to fly 27 school boys and a medical student from Mérida to Caracas, Venezuela. The aircraft took off at 12:13 and followed the usual route through the Chama Valley. In poor weather the aircraft impacted a mountainside at 2800 m, killing all aboard.

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Distance from Mérida-A Carnevalli Airport to Caracas-Maiquetía Airport as the crow flies is 507 km (317 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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Douglas DC-3

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  • 2903rd loss
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