ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas DC-9-14 YV-C-AVM Maturin
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Date:Sunday 22 December 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC91 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-14
Registration: YV-C-AVM
MSN: 47056/89
First flight: 1967
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 69 / Occupants: 69
Total:Fatalities: 75 / Occupants: 75
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:32 km (20 mls) from Maturin (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Maturín-Quiriquire Airport (MUN/SVMT), Venezuela
Destination airport:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Flightnumber: 358
Lost control and crashed approx. 5 mins. after takeoff from runway 05 after reaching 1500 m.
CAUSE: Loss of control for undetermined reasons.

Loss of control

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photo of DC-9-14-YV-C-AVM
accident date: 22-12-1974
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-9-14
registration: YV-C-AVM

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 Maturín-Quiriquire Airport to Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport as the crow flies is 428 km (268 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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