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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 29 March 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:TACA de Venezuela
Registration: YV-C-AZU
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) E of San Felipe Airport (SNF) (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Caracas-Maiquetía Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:San Felipe Airport (SNF/SVSP), Venezuela
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into the Cerro Grande mountain.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Los Angeles Times - Apr 2, 1952


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Distance from Caracas-Maiquetía Airport to San Felipe Airport as the crow flies is 195 km (122 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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