Accident Lockheed L-1049G-82 Super Constellation YV-C-ANC,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 334155

Date:Tuesday 14 October 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed L-1049G-82 Super Constellation
Owner/operator:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Registration: YV-C-ANC
MSN: 4575
Year of manufacture:1955
Fatalities:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:89 km NW of Maracaibo -   Venezuela
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Panama City (unknown airport)
Destination airport:Maracaibo-Grano de Oro Airport (ORO/SVMO)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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: "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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