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Last updated: 22 October 2020
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Date:Monday 1 November 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic VISC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vickers 749 Viscount
Operator:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Registration: YV-C-AMZ
C/n / msn: 96
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Maracaibo-La Chinita International Airport (MAR) (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Maracaibo-La Chinita International Airport (MAR/SVMC), Venezuela
Destination airport:Caracas-Maiquetía Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff, possibly experiencing control difficulties.

Sources:
» El Tiempo - Nov 2, 1971


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Distance from Maracaibo-La Chinita International Airport to Caracas-Maiquetía Airport as the crow flies is 515 km (322 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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