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Accident description
Last updated: 28 March 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 12 February 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-10-01 Lodestar
Operator:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Registration: YV-AFI
C/n / msn: 18-2166
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Barquisimeto (   Venezuela)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Maracaibo-Grano de Oro Airport (ORO/SVMO), Venezuela
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft carried out a forced landing on road due to an on board fire. The fire consumed the aircraft after the occupants had evacuated.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» El Tiempo 14 February 1946, p1
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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