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.
The airline began flying in 1963, as Tigres Voladores (Flying Tigers).
In 1972, the airline changed its name to Latin Carga.
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 crash
ed on take-off from Simon Bolivar International Airport
, 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.
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