Girish Mahajan

1978 LAV HS 748 accident

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Passengers  43
Survivors  0
Number of deaths  47
Passenger count  43
Fatalities  47
Date  3 March 1978
Survivor  0
Crew count  4
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Summary  Crashed after take-off with instrument problem
Site  In the sea 5.2 km (3.3 miles) off Punta Mulatos, Venezuela)
Aircraft type  Hawker Siddeley HS 748-283 Srs. 2A
Flight origins  Simón Bolívar International Airport, Caracas
Similar  1978 Iranian Chinook, 1978 Finnish Air Force DC, 1978 Balkan Bulgarian, Continental Airlines Flight 603, Icelandic Airlines Flight 001

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.

Accident

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.

References

1978 LAV HS 748 accident Wikipedia


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