Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
Bureau d'Archives des Accidents d'Avions

Crash of a Fairchild F27A in Porlamar: 23 killed

Accident description

  • Feb 25, 1962
  • YV-C-EVH
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Scheduled Revenue Flight
  • No
  • Mountains
  • Porlamar – Cumaná
  • 12
  • 1958
  • Porlamar, Nueva Esparta
  • Venezuela
  • South America
  • 3
  • 3
  • 20
  • 20
  • 0
  • 23
  • Few minutes after takeoff from Porlamar Airport, while climbing, the airplane struck the slope of Mt San Juan located few km from the airfield. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 23 occupants were killed.
  • For unknown reason, the crew did not follow the published procedures for Porlamar Airport departure.