Unlawful Interference Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3) YV-C-AFE, Thursday 28 April 1960
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Date:Thursday 28 April 1960
Time:08:22
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Linea Aeropostal Venezolana - LAV
Registration: YV-C-AFE
MSN: 26798/15353
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:15 km from Calabozo -   Venezuela
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Caracas Airport (CCS/SVMI)
Destination airport:Calabozo Airport (CLZ/SVCL)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The DC-3 was flying on the first leg of a flight from Caracas-Maiquetia Airport to Puerto Ayacucaho via Calabozo, San Fernando and Puerto Paez when an explosion took place. Control was lost and the plane crashed. It was later determined that an explosive device had detonated in the cockpit.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft had been properly maintained and there was no evidence of any breakage or structural failure or mechanical failure or defective performance of any component prior to the explosion. The accident was caused by an exploding device."

Sources:

ICAO Circular 64-AN/58
Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA

Statistics

  • 48th worst accident in 1960
  • 446th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 324th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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