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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 25 February 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild F-27
Operator:AVENSA
Registration: YV-C-EVH
C/n / msn: 12
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Porlamar (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Porlamar-del Caribe Santiago Mariño International Airport (PMV/SVMG), Venezuela
Destination airport:Cumaná Airport (CUM/SVCU), Venezuela
Narrative:
About 10 minutes into the flight to Cumana, the F-27 crashed into the San Juan mountain.



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Distance from Porlamar-del Caribe Santiago Mariño International Airport to Cumaná Airport as the crow flies is 54 km (34 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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