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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Datum:Dienstag 14 Oktober 1958
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049G-82 Super Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Kennzeichen: YV-C-ANC
Werknummer: 4575
Baujahr: 1955
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 17 / Insassen: 17
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 23
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:89 km (55.6 Meilen) NW of Maracaibo (   Venezuela)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Panama City (unknown airport), Panama
Flug nach:Maracaibo-Grano de Oro Airport (ORO/SVMO), Venezuela
The Super Constellation crew, en route to Maracaibo, reported over Riohacha at 23:51 at FL150, estimating arrival at Maracaibo at 00:30. Twenty-four minutes later the crew reported 35 miles out at FL100. Last contact with the flight was at 00:22, shortly before the aircraft crashed into the Alto del Cedro Mountain in the Sierra Perijá.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Premature descent caused by the pilot's failure to allow himself a suitable margin for (1) altered flight courses and (2) shortages of navigational facilities in the area."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (212-214)


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