Airplane Crash - Caracas, Venezuela 11/27/1956

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Caracas, Venezuela


Date11/27/1956
Time07:50
LocationCaracas, Venezuela
OperatorLinea Aeropostal Venezolana
Flight #253
RouteNew York City - Maiquetia
TypeLockheed 749-79-34 Constellation
RegistrationYV-C-AMA
Cn/In2560
Aboard25
Fatalities25
Ground0
SummaryStruck Silla de Caracas Mountain at 6,700 feet while approaching to land at Maiquetia. Navigation error. The pilot did not follow prescribed approach procedures. St. Louis Cardinal outfielder, Charlie Peete, 27, killed.

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