Date: January 25, 2001
Time: 18:15
Location: Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
Operator: Rutaca Airlines
Flight #: 224
Route: Canaina - Ciudad Bolivar - Por La Mar
AC Type: Douglas DC-3C (C47A-DL)
Registration: YV-224C
cn / ln: 19055
Aboard: 24   (passengers:20  crew:4)
Fatalities: 24   (passengers:20  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane caught fire shortly after taking off from Ciudad Bolivar where it had made a refueling stop. The pilot was unable to tell the tower what was wrong before rolling inverted and crashing into a neighborhood south of the city.

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