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Last updated: 13 December 2018
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Date:Tuesday 1 December 1959
Time:11:11
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-AKU
C/n / msn: 4581
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Caracas Airport (CCS) (   Venezuela)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Caracas Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:Caracas Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Narrative:
Engine problems following takeoff forced the crew to return to Maiquetia Airport. During the attempt to return, the DC-3 struck Playa Grande hill.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by an overspeeding propeller followed by failure of the starboard engine."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 62-AN/57 (217-218)


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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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