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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 21 May 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Registration: YV-C-ALU
C/n / msn: 4791
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Barcelona (   Venezuela)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Emergency landing at sea.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 63)


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