Airplane Crash - Niquitao, Venezuela 09/03/1957

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Niquitao, Venezuela


Date09/03/1957
LocationNiquitao, Venezuela
OperatorAvensa
RouteMaiquetia - Barinas
TypeDouglas DC-3
RegistrationYV-C-AVG
Cn/In4754
Aboard8
Fatalities8
Ground0
SummaryStrayed off course and collided with a mountain in the Penas Blancas hills. Pilot error. Weather's influence on radio communications. Leaving the prescribed route and flying at too low an altitude.

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