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Last updated: 8 December 2019
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Date:Tuesday 26 April 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Operator:RANSA - Rutas Aéreas Nacionales SA
Registration: YV-C-ARD
C/n / msn: 33005
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Tanaguarena (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Caracas-Maiquetía Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:Caracas-Maiquetía Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Narrative:
Crashed in sea on a test flight from Maiquetia Airport; all three on board died.

Sources:
» A Noite 28 April 1955, p4


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