1962 Avensa Fairchild F-27 accident

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1962 Avensa Fairchild F-27 accident
Accident summary
Date 25 February 1962
Summary Controlled flight into terrain
Site Margarita Island, Venezuela
Passengers 20
Crew 3
Injuries (non-fatal) 0
Fatalities 23
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Fairchild F-27
Operator Avensa
Registration YV-C-EVH
Flight origin Porlamar Airport, Margarita Island, Venezuela
Destination Cumaná Airport

The 1962 Avensa Fairchild F-27 accident occurred on the 25 February 1962 when a Fairchild F-27 twin-engined turboprop airliner registered YV-C-EVH of Avensa crashed into San Juan mountain on Venezuela's Margarita Island in the Caribbean Sea.[1] All 20 passengers and three crew were killed.[1]

Accident[edit]

The F-27 was on a scheduled flight from Porlamar Airport to Cumaná Airport, when a few minutes after departure from Portamar, the aircraft impacted San Juan Mountain and was destroyed.

Aircraft[edit]

The aircraft, a Fairchild F-27 twin-engined turboprop airliner had been built in the United States in 1958 and delivered new to Avensa on 18 September 1958.[2]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Civil Aviation Authority 1974, p. 5/62
  2. ^ Eastwood 1991, p. 217
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