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Last updated: 11 December 2019
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Date:Friday 11 April 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada U-1A Otter (DHC-3)
Operator:United States Army
Registration: 59-2221
C/n / msn: 364
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:San Antonio del Táchira (   Venezuela)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:San Antonio Airport (SVZ/SVSA), Venezuela
Destination airport:Maracaibo-Grano de Oro Airport (ORO/SVMO), Venezuela
Narrative:
Crashed shortly before touchdown while attempting an emergency landing after a mechanical failure.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» armyaircrews.com
» El Siglo de Torreón 12 April 1969, p6


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Distance from San Antonio Airport to Maracaibo-Grano de Oro Airport as the crow flies is 326 km (204 miles).

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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