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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 4 November 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Venezolana - FAV
Registration: 3556
MSN: 4406
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS) (   Venezuela)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:Maracay-El Libertador Air Base (MYC/SVBL), Venezuela
Crashed after engine failure. The aircraft came down in a residential area, killing five persons on the ground.

» Flight International, 15 November 1980
» El Tiempo 5 November 1980, p.4B


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport to Maracay-El Libertador Air Base as the crow flies is 77 km (48 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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