3 March 1978
| Crashed after take-off with instrument problem|
In the sea 5.2 km (3.3 miles) off Punta Mulatos, Venezuela)
Hawker Siddeley HS 748-283 Srs. 2A
Simón Bolívar International Airport, Caracas
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The 1978 LAV HS 748 accident occurred on 3 March 1978 when Hawker Siddeley HS 748 YV-45C, of LAV (Línea Aeropostal Venezolana), crashed into the sea close to Caracas-Maiquetía Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela. All 46 on board were killed.
1978 LAV HS 748 accident Wikipedia
Two minutes after take off from Caracas-Maiquetía Airport (CCS/SVMI), on a domestic flight to Cumaná Airport (CUM/SVCU) the pilot declared an emergency and said he was returning to the airport due to problems with an attitude indicator. The aircraft crashed into the sea killing all 43 passengers and three crew. Due to the depth of the water it was not possible to recover major parts of the aircraft.