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Crash of a Learjet 25D off Naiguatá: 5 killed

Accident description

  • Aug 19, 2017 at 0016 LT
  • YV3191
  • Flight
  • Private
  • No
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • Caracas – Barcelona
  • 25-368
  • 1984
  • Naiguatá, Vargas
  • Venezuela
  • South America
  • 2
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 5
  • The airplane departed Maiquetía-Símon Bolívar Airport at 0011LT for a 35 minutes flight to Barcelona. About five minutes after takeoff, while cruising at an altitude of 23,000 feet, the aircraft went out of control and plunged into the sea few km off Naiguatá, State of Vargas. It appeared the aircraft disintegrated on impact and few debris were found the next morning floating on water. All five occupants have been killed.