- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: November 27, 1956
Time: c 07:50
Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Operator: Linea Aeropostal Venezolana
Flight #: 253
Route: New York City - Maiquetia
AC Type: Lockheed 749-79-34 Constellation
Registration: YV-C-AMA
cn / ln: 2560
Aboard: 25   (passengers:18  crew:7)
Fatalities: 25   (passengers:18  crew:7)
Ground: 0
Summary: Struck Silla de Caracas Mountain at 6,700 feet while approaching to land at Maiquetia. Navigation error. The pilot did not follow prescribed approach procedures. St. Louis Cardinal outfielder, Charlie Peete, 27, killed.
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