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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Datum:Dienstag 20 August 1968
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Siddeley HS-748-215 Srs. 2
Fluggesellschaft:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Kennzeichen: YV-C-AMY
Werknummer: 1580
Baujahr: 1965
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 4
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Maturín-Quiriquire Airport (MUN) (   Venezuela)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Maturín-Quiriquire Airport (MUN/SVMT), Venezuela
Flug nach: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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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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