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Last updated: 8 December 2021
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Fecha:viernes 15 diciembre 1950
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operador:AVENSA
Registración: YV-C-AVU
Numéro de série: 4432
Año de Construcción: 1942
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 28 / Ocupantes: 28
Total:Fatalidades: 31 / Ocupantes: 31
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Páramo Las Siete Lagunas (   Venezuela)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Mérida-A Carnevalli Airport (MRD/SVMD), Venezuela
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Caracas-Maiquetía Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Descripción:
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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