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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 Britten-Norman BN-2A-22 Islander near Canaima: 10 killed

Date & Time: Jun 5, 1987
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV-230C
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
19
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
While cruising in poor weather conditions, the twin engine aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located in the region of Canaima. All 10 occupants were killed, among them nine tourists.

Crash of a Piper PA-31T Cheyenne in Hato Viejo: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 29, 1983
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV-251P
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Ciudad Bolívar – Mérida
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
En route from Ciudad Bolívar to Mérida, the twin engine airplane struck a mountain and crashed near Hato Viejo. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-310 Navajo B near the Guiana Shield: 3 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 1982
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PT-IIK
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Atibaia - Piarco
MSN:
31-853
YOM:
1972
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Atibaia, state of São Paulo, on a flight to Trinidad and Tobago with three people on board. En route, it crashed in unknown circumstances in the region of the Guiana Shield, southeast Venezuela. The wreckage and all three on board were not found.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 in Urimán: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 17, 1978
Operator:
Registration:
YV-30C
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Urimán – Canaima
MSN:
526
YOM:
1977
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed after takeoff from Urimán Airport for unknown reasons. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Douglas C-47-DL in Canaima: 34 killed

Date & Time: Aug 27, 1972
Operator:
Registration:
YV-C-AKE
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Canaima - Caracas
MSN:
4705
YOM:
1942
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
31
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
34
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Canaima Airport, while climbing, the left engine failed. The crew decided to return for an emergency when on final, the airplane stalled and crashed few km from the airfield. None of the 34 occupants survived the crash.
Probable cause:
Failure of the left engine after takeoff for undetermined reason.

Crash of a Douglas VC-47J near Cuchivero: 6 killed

Date & Time: May 8, 1972
Operator:
Registration:
YV-C-GAI
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Ciudad Bolívar - Cuchivero
MSN:
15168/26613
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a charter flight from Ciudad Bolívar to the Cuchivero mines. While approaching its destination, the airplane struck the slope of a mountain located near the Rio Orinoco. All six occupants were killed.

Crash of a Dornier DO.28D-1 Skyservant in La Salvación

Date & Time: Feb 2, 1972
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YV-C-FLF
MSN:
4010
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Suffered an accident at La Salvación Aerodrome. Occupant fate unknown.

Crash of a Douglas C-47-DL near Salto Angel

Date & Time: May 19, 1965
Operator:
Registration:
YV-C-LBO
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
9061
YOM:
1943
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
For unknown reason, the crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing near Salto Angel. The aircraft came to rest in a prairie and was damaged beyond repair. There were no casualties.