Accident Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3) HK-1393, Tuesday 21 November 1978
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Date:Tuesday 21 November 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-65-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Taxi Aéreo El Venado
Registration: HK-1393
MSN: 19053
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:ca 30 km S of Rubio -   Venezuela
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Cúcuta-Camilo Daza Airport (CUC/SKCC)
Destination airport:Arauca-Santiago Pérez Airport (AUC/SKUC)
Crashed into the Judio mountain at an altitude of 11,200 feet.



  • 14th worst accident in 1978
  • 69th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 65th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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