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Accident description
Last updated: 13 October 2015
Date:Friday 3 June 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Operator:RANSA - Rutas Aéreas Nacionales SA
Registration: YV-C-ARE
C/n / msn: 33483
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Caracas Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Crashed into a mangrove thicket shortly after takeoff.



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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Caracas Airport as the crow flies is 2180 km (1362 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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