Date & Time: Dec 1, 1959 at 1111 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Maiquetía – Maiquetía
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was in charge to perform a local test flight out from Maiquetía-Simon Bolivar Airport. Shortly after takeoff, while climbing, the crew informed ATC about technical problems with the right engine and obtained the permission to return for an emergency landing. Shortly later, the airplane crashed on Mt Playa Grande near the airport. The aircraft was destroyed and all three crew members were killed.
The accident was caused by an overspeeding propeller followed by failure of the starboard engine.