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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Date:Tuesday 20 August 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-215 Srs. 2
Operator:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Registration: YV-C-AMY
MSN: 1580
First flight: 1965
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Maturín-Quiriquire Airport (MUN) (   Venezuela)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Maturín-Quiriquire Airport (MUN/SVMT), Venezuela
Destination airport:Tucupita Airport (TUV/SVTC), Venezuela
The HS-748 suffered a no. 1 engine failure soon after takeoff, forcing the crew to feather the prop. The aircraft crashed while manoeuvring at low altitude.

» El Tiempo 21 August 1968, p8


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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 Maturín-Quiriquire Airport to Tucupita Airport as the crow flies is 137 km (85 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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