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Date:Saturday 20 August 1977
Time:10:53
Type:Convair CV-880-22-2
Operator:Monarch Aviation
Registration: N8817E
C/n / msn: 22-00-65
First flight: 1962
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2,5 km (1.6 mls) SE of San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) (   Costa Rica)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO/MROC), Costa Rica
Destination airport:Caracas-Maiquetía Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Narrative:
The aircraft struck trees 2 minutes and 20 seconds after takeoff from runway 25, crashed and caught fire.
Probable Cause: Aircraft overweight.

Sources:
» La Nacion - Aug 21, 1977


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Distance from San José-Juan Santamaria International Airport to Caracas-Maiquetía Airport as the crow flies is 1875 km (1172 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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