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Latin Carga (Latinoamericana Aerea de Carga) was a Venezuelan cargo airline that operated from 1963 to 1980. It operated different types of aircraft, from turboprops to jetliners.

History

The airline began flying in 1963, as Tigres Voladores (Flying Tigers). In 1972, the airline changed its name to Latin Carga.

Fleet

The airline operated a number of different aircraft: * Convair CV-880F * Curtiss C-46 Commando * Douglas C-47 Skytrain * Douglas DC-3 * Douglas DC-6A * Douglas DC-6B * Douglas DC-7

Incidents and accidents

On November 3, 1980, a Latin Carga Convair CV-880 crashed on take-off from Simon Bolivar International Airport in Caracas, resulting in the deaths of 4 occupants, and total destruction of the aircraft. The aircraft involved, registration YV-145C, had flown from 1962 to January 1974 for Delta Air Lines of the United States and was retired by that airline, then sold to Latin Carga in 1979.http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19801103-0

References

Category:Airlines established in 1963 Category:Airlines disestablished in 1980 Category:Defunct cargo airlines Category:Defunct airlines of Venezuela Category:1980 disestablishments in Venezuela Category:Venezuelan companies established in 1963 {{Venezuela-airline-stub