Date: March 03, 1978
Time: ?
Location: Off Caracas, Venezuela
Operator: LAV - Linea Aeropostal Venezolana
Flight #: ?
Route: Caracas - Cumana
AC Type: British Aerospace 748 2A
Registration: YV-45C
cn / ln: 1744
Aboard: 47   (passengers:43  crew:4)
Fatalities: 47   (passengers:43  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into the ocean shortly after takeoff due to problems with the artificial horizon. The pilot radioed he was having an instrument failure. The plane the banked to the left and crashed into the sea.

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