Accident Douglas VC-47J (DC-3) YV-C-GAI, Monday 8 May 1972
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Date:Monday 8 May 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas VC-47J (DC-3)
Registration: YV-C-GAI
MSN: 26613/15168
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:ca 150 km W of Ciudad Bolívar -   Venezuela
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Ciudad Bolívar Airport (CBL/SVCB)
Destination airport:La Centella
The DC-3 struck a mountain near Rio Orinoco, about thirty minutes after takeoff from Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela. Conflicting reports say the airplane was headed for La Centella or the Cuchivero mines.


El Tiempo 9 May 1972, p.6A


  • 103rd worst accident in 1972
  • 848th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 775th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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