Accident description
Last updated: 25 April 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 10 July 1948
Type:Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Operator:Expreso Aéreo Interamericano
Registration: CU-P198
C/n / msn: 33534
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Maiquetia-La Gloria (   Venezuela)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Havana-Rancho Boyeros Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Destination airport:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Narrative:
Both engines flamed out due to fuel starvation. The Curtiss C-46 ditched and sank short of the runway.

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Distance from Havana-Rancho Boyeros Airport to Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport as the crow flies is 2126 km (1329 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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