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 Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain near Canaima: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 1, 2016 at 0730 LT
Operator:
Registration:
YV607T
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
La Paragua – Canaima
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a cargo flight from La Paragua to Canaima. While descending to Canaima in the early morning, the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances some 34 km northeast of the intended destination. The wreckage was found few hours later and both pilots have been killed.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Canaima: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 17, 2009 at 1532 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV1181
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Canaima-Porlamar
MSN:
208-0695
YOM:
1998
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:

The single engine aircraft crashed on take off from Canaima airport, bound for Porlamar with British and American tourists on board. A six year old boy was killed while three other passengers were seriously injured. It seems that the engine stopped shortly after take off.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Arecuna

Date & Time: Mar 5, 2006 at 1545 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV-1149C
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Porlamar-Canaima
MSN:
208-0669
YOM:
1998
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a special flight from Porlamar to Canaima with 11 passengers on board, all from the Czech Republic. During flight, the crew tried to make an emergency landing but the aircraft hit the ground and overturned. Both pilots were slightly injured while all passengers escaped without injury. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2TP near La Paragua: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 8, 2005 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV-280C
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Canaima – La Paragua
MSN:
1G214-09
YOM:
1985
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While approaching La Paragua on a positioning flight from Canaima, the single engine aircraft crashed in a wooded and hilly terrain located 13 km from the destination. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Tocomita: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 8, 2003 at 0932 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV-1069C
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Porlamar - Canaima
MSN:
208B-0713
YOM:
1998
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
14
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
En route from Porlamar to Canaima, the crew informed ATC about engine problems and was cleared to divert to Tocomita for an emergency landing. On final approach, the aircraft stalled and crashed into trees 100 meters short of runway. A passenger was killed while 15 other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Douglas DC-3C in Canaima: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 2, 1998 at 0945 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV-611C
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Canaima - Canaima
MSN:
1977
YOM:
1938
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
22
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a charter flight over the Salto Angel falls east of the Mt Auyán-Tepui, in the Canaima National Park, carrying 22 tourists and a crew of three. On approach to Canaima Airport, at an altitude of 3,000 feet, the right engine lost power. The crew continued the approach when the left engine suffered a loss of power as well. The aircraft stalled and crashed in an open field located 1,600 metres short of runway. The copilot was killed and three other occupants were seriously injured.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-2T near Canaima

Date & Time: Nov 13, 1993
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YV-511C
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Paragua – Canaima
MSN:
1G231-21
YOM:
1988
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Eighteen minutes after takeoff from La Paragua, while on a cargo flight to Canaima, the engine failed. The crew reduced his altitude and attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed 23 km northwest of Canaima. Both pilots escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Engine failure for unknown reasons.

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.