Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 75A near Punto Fijo: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 10, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N400RS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
380-25
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft entered the Venezuelan airspace without flight plan and authorisation. While flying over the Paraguaña Peninsula at low altitude, the crew was forced to land when control was lost. The aircraft crashed in shallow water few meters offshore, lost its tail and both wings. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 401A in the Lake Maracaibo

Date & Time: Aug 1, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N17JE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Puerto Plata – Santa Cruz de Barahona
MSN:
401A-0082
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Puerto Plata-Gregorio Luperón Airport at 1718LT on a flight to Santa Cruz de Barahona. En route, the pilot was informed that this airport is closed to all traffic after 1700LT and decided to return to Puerto Plata. A last radio communication was recorded with ATC when the aircraft disappeared from radar screens eight minutes later. Dominican authorities thought the aircraft may have crashed in the septentrional mountain range and SAR operations were initiated. Few hours later, the wreckage was found in a marshy area of the Lake Maracaibo, more than 1,000 km south of Puerto Plata. All three occupants were found alive and arrested while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Venezuelan authorities reported the aircraft and its occupants were engaged in an illegal narcotic flight.

Crash of a Gulfstream GII near Machiques: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 15, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N27SL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
84
YOM:
1970
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in an illegal trip and elected to land on a remote 'airstrip' located in the region of Machiques. The aircraft crash landed and came to rest, bursting into flames. One pilot was killed and the second was injured.

Crash of a Cessna 525 CJ1 in Porlamar

Date & Time: Mar 13, 2020 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV3452
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Porlamar – Caracas
MSN:
525-0084
YOM:
1994
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew departed Porlamar-Del Caribe-General en Jefe Santiago Mariño Airport on a ferry flight to Caracas-Oscar Machado Zuloaga Airport. After takeoff, while climbing, the crew encountered unknown technical problems and was cleared to return for an emergency landing. After touchdown, the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, lost its undercarriage and came to rest, bursting into flames. Both pilots were seriously injured and suffered burns. The aircraft was partially destroyed by fire.

Crash of a Beechcraft A100 King Air in Charallave: 9 killed

Date & Time: Dec 19, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV1104
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Guasipati – Charallave
MSN:
B-231
YOM:
1977
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
On final approach to Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport in marginal weather conditions, the twin engine airplane crashed in unknown circumstances about 8 km from the runway threshold. The aircraft was destroyed and all nine occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 750 Citation X at La Carlota AFB

Date & Time: Aug 21, 2019 at 1100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
1060
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Carlota - La Carlota
MSN:
750-0134
YOM:
2000
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a local test flight at La Carlota-General Francisco de Miranda AFB in Caracas. During the takeoff roll, a tire burst on the right main gear that collapsed and was torn off. The airplane veered off runway to the left then the left main gear collapsed as well and the airplane came to rest on its belly with the nose gear still extended. There were no injuries among the crew.

Crash of a BAe 3212 Jetstream 31 in Canaima

Date & Time: Jun 27, 2019 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV2536
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Puerto Ordaz - Canaima
MSN:
9966
YOM:
1992
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After touchdown on runway 18/36 at Canaima Airport, the twin engine airplane went out of control, veered off runway and came to rest in flames in the bush. All occupants evacuated safely while the aircraft was partially destroyed by fire. It was reported that a tire burst upon landing.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2TP in La Paragua

Date & Time: Jan 6, 2018
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV1944
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Paragua - Canaima
MSN:
1G185-58
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff, while in initial climb, the single engine aircraft stalled and crashed in flames in an open field. Both pilots were seriously injured and the aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of a Rockwell Aero Commander 500 in Dabajuro: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 26, 2017
Operator:
Registration:
HI-560
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
500-778-69
YOM:
1958
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Apparently following technical issues, the pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing at Dabajuro Airport. The twin engine aircraft crash landed near the runway and struck two motorcyclists. One of them was killed while the second was injured. The airplane was damaged beyond repair and the pilot was uninjured.

Crash of a BAe 125-700 near Hato Viejo: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 4, 2017
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in the region of Hato Viejo, in the State of Cojedes. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire and both pilots were killed. It was reported the flight was illegal and the airplane was involved in drug traffic.