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Bolívar

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2TP in La Paragua

Date & Time: Jan 6, 2018
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV1944
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Paragua - Canaima
MSN:
1G185-58
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, while in initial climb, the single engine aircraft stalled and crashed in flames in an open field. Both pilots were seriously injured and the aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of a Douglas C-47-DL in Canaima: 34 killed

Date & Time: Aug 27, 1972
Operator:
Registration:
YV-C-AKE
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Canaima - Caracas
MSN:
4705
YOM:
1942
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
31
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
34
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Canaima Airport, while climbing, the left engine failed. The crew decided to return for an emergency when on final, the airplane stalled and crashed few km from the airfield. None of the 34 occupants survived the crash.
Probable cause:
Failure of the left engine after takeoff for undetermined reason.

Crash of a Douglas VC-47J near Cuchivero: 6 killed

Date & Time: May 8, 1972
Operator:
Registration:
YV-C-GAI
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Ciudad Bolívar - Cuchivero
MSN:
15168/26613
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a charter flight from Ciudad Bolívar to the Cuchivero mines. While approaching its destination, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located near the Rio Orinoco. All six occupants were killed.

Crash of a Dornier DO.28D-1 Skyservant in La Salvación

Date & Time: Feb 2, 1972
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YV-C-FLF
MSN:
4010
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Suffered an accident at La Salvación Aerodrome. Occupant fate unknown.

Crash of a Douglas C-47-DL near Salto Angel

Date & Time: May 19, 1965
Operator:
Registration:
YV-C-LBO
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
MSN:
9061
YOM:
1943
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
For unknown reason, the crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing near Salto Angel. The aircraft came to rest in a prairie and was damaged beyond repair. There were no casualties.