Airplane Crash - Near Merida, Venezuela 01/21/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Merida, Venezuela


Date01/21/1959
LocationNear Merida, Venezuela
OperatorLinea Expresa Bolivar
RouteMerida - Lagunillas
TypeCurtiss C-46D-15-CU
RegistrationYV-C-LBI
Cn/In33411
Aboard4
Fatalities4
Ground0
SummaryWhile en route, flying VFR the plane ran into a cloud covered El Callejon pass at 7,000 feet. The aircraft made a 180deg turn but crashed into the La Culata Peak at an altitude of 13,500 feet. Flying of the aircraft at an insufficient altitude over an area apparently unfamiliar to the pilot.

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