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Last updated: 21 February 2020
Date:Friday 18 September 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-118A (DC-6)
Registration: YV-502C
C/n / msn: 44656/619
First flight: 1955
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:240 km (150 mls) NW off Curaçao [Caribbean Sea] (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Curaçao-Hato International Airport (CUR/TNCC), Curaçao
Destination airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
The DC-6 cargo plane crashed into the sea while en route from Curaçao to Miami. The accident happened at night. Weather along the route was poor with a heavy build up of thunderstorms.

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photo of Douglas-C-118A-YV-502C
accident date: 18-09-1992
type: Douglas C-118A
registration: YV-502C

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 Curaçao-Hato International Airport to Miami International Airport, FL as the crow flies is 1913 km (1195 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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