Date: June 20, 1956
Time: c 01:30
Location: Asbury Park, New Jersey
Operator: Linea Aeropostal Venezolana
Flight #: 253
Route: New York City - Caracas
AC Type: Lockheed 1049E-55 Super Constellation
Registration: YV-C-AMS
cn / ln: 4561
Aboard: 74   (passengers:64  crew:10)
Fatalities: 74   (passengers:64  crew:10)
Ground: 0
Summary: About 1.5 hours after taking off from New York, the pilot radioed the No. 2 propeller was overspeeding and could not be feathered. Upon trying to return to New York the plane caught fire and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. Vibration resulting from the uncontrollable propeller caused one of the inside wing attachments to loosen or break somewhere between the fuel tank and the dump chute causing an uncontrollable fire.

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