ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed L-1049G-82 Super Constellation YV-C-ANC Maracaibo
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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
Operator:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Registration: YV-C-ANC
MSN: 4575
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:89 km (55.6 mls) NW of Maracaibo (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Panama City (unknown airport), Panama
Destination airport:Maracaibo-Grano de Oro Airport (ORO/SVMO), Venezuela
Flightnumber: 205
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:

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."

Premature descent
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (212-214)


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