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Last updated: 18 August 2019
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Date:Sunday 25 February 1962
Time:ca 18:45
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
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) from Porlamar (   Venezuela)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Carúpano Airport (CUP/SVCP), Venezuela
Destination airport:Porlamar Airport (PMV/SVMG), Venezuela
Narrative:
The aircraft departed Carúpano, Venezuela about 18:00 hours on a domestic flight to Porlamar on Isla de Margarita. While descending through thick clouds the aircraft impacted Cerro Piache.

Sources:
» El Tiempo - Feb 26, 1962


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photo of Fairchild-F-27-YV-C-EVH
accident date: 25-02-1962
type: Fairchild F-27
registration: YV-C-EVH
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Carúpano Airport to Porlamar Airport as the crow flies is 82 km (51 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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