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Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2015
Date:Sunday 5 February 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Operator:Transporte Aéreo Transandino
Registration: YV-C-AQE?
C/n / msn: 33210
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Maracaibo (   Venezuela)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Maracaibo-Grano de Oro Airport (ORO/SVMO), Venezuela
The Transandino Curtiss C-46 struck a house while on final approach to Maracaibo Airport. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the tail.



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