Date & Time: Feb 9, 2012 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 402
Operator:
Registration:
YV2663
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Valera - Punto Fijo
Country:
Venezuela
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Twin engine aircraft was performing a cargo flight from Valera-Dr. Antonio Nicolás Briceño Airport to Punto Fijo-Josefa Camejo Airport with two crew and one passenger on board. Cargo was consisting of valuables. On approach to Punto Fijo, crew encountered technical problems and elected to ditch the aircraft off the Amuay refinery. All three occupants were rescued while the aircraft sunk.