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Accident description
Last updated: 26 May 2016
Date:Tuesday 8 April 1947
Time:ca 10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47
Operator:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Registration: YV-ALO
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) E of Caracas (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cumaná Airport (CUM/SVCU), Venezuela
Destination airport:Caracas/La Carlota-Gen. Francisco de Miranda Air Base (SVFM), Venezuela

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Distance from Cumaná Airport to Caracas/La Carlota-Gen. Francisco de Miranda Air Base as the crow flies is 295 km (184 miles).

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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