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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 550 Citation II in Charallave: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 16, 2016 at 1540 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV3051
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Charallave - Barinas
MSN:
550-0071
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 10 in Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport, while in initial climb, the aircraft banked to the right, lost altitude and eventually crashed in a huge explosion in a dense wooded area located down below the airfield. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and both crew members were killed.

Crash of a Cessna S550 Citation II in Charallave

Date & Time: Aug 26, 2015 at 2230 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV3125
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Oranjestad – Barcelona – Charallave
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a charter flight from Oranjestad (Aruba) to Charallave with an intermediate stop in Barcelona. During the night approach to runway 10, the captain decided to make a go around for undetermined reason. During the second attempt to land, the aircraft landed long and the touchdown appeared to be half way down the runway 10 which is 2,000 meters long. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran, went down an embankment and came to rest. All eight occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was written off. The passengers were members of the pop band 'Los Cadillac's' with the Venezuelian singer and actor Arán de las Casas.

Crash of a Partenavia P.68C-TC in La Bonanza: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 23, 2014
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV1706
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Valencia – Charallave
MSN:
242-07-TC
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot Amílcar Suárez, sole on board, was killed when the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a mountainous area located near La Bonanza. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire. It was en route from Valencia to Charallave.

Crash of a Rockwell 690C Jetprop 840 off Los Roques

Date & Time: Oct 10, 2014 at 1000 LT
Operator:
Registration:
YV1315
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Los Roques - Charallave
MSN:
690-11618
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was performing a private flight from the island of Los Roques to Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport. Shortly after take off, while in initial climb, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in a lagoon, few metres off shore. All seven occupants evacuated and were slightly injured while the aircraft broke in two in shallow water.

Crash of a Learjet 60 in Valencia: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 2013 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N119FD
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Charallave – Valencia
MSN:
60-029
YOM:
1994
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On final approach to Valencia-Arturo Michelana Airport in marginal weather conditions, the aircraft crashed in a residential area some 2,055 metres short of runway. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post impact fire and both pilots were killed. A building, several houses and cars were also damaged by fire.

Crash of a Partenavia P.68C near Macapo: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jan 7, 2011 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV1303
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Porlamar - Charallave
MSN:
353
YOM:
1973
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Porlamar on a private flight to Charallave, carrying five passengers and one pilot, all from the same family. It is believed that the pilot changed his destination en route and elected to continue to the Cojedes Province. Due to fuel exhaustion, both engines lost power then failed, forcing the pilot to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crashed in a wooded area located near Macapo. A young girl aged 10 was seriously injured while five other occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 340A near Quiripital: 3 killed

Date & Time: Sep 15, 2009 at 1730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV1451
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Valle de la Pascua – Charallave
MSN:
340A-0641
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Valle de la Pascua Airport on a private flight to Charallave. While approaching Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport, the crew encountered limited visibility due to low clouds when the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located near Quiripital, about 15 km southeast of Charallave Airport. The wreckage was found the following day. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all three occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The accident occurred after the crew suffered a loss of situational awareness while descending into IMC conditions.

Crash of a Beechcraft 100 King Air near Valera: 6 killed

Date & Time: Mar 1, 2009 at 1153 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YV2129
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Charallave – Valera
MSN:
B-83
YOM:
1971
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport on a charter flight to Valera, carrying four passengers and two pilots. While descending to Valera-Carvajal Airport in IMC conditions, at an altitude of 9,650 feet, the aircraft impacted the slope of Mt Piedra Gorda located 35 km from the airport. The wreckage was found the following day at the end of the afternoon. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 6 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew started the descent prematurely. The lack of visibility was considered as a contributing factor.

Crash of a Piper PA-31T Cheyenne II in Charallave: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 2, 2008 at 2321 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YV-1165
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
San Cristóbal – Charallave
MSN:
31-7820067
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed San Cristóbal-Paramillo Airport on a private flight to Charallave with two passengers and one pilot on board. At 2319LT, he was cleared for a VOR-DME approach to runway 10. It was dark but the visibility was about 10 km. Shortly later, another aircraft on approach declared an emergency and became priority. The pilot was instructed to follow a holding pattern when two minutes later, the aircraft struck trees and crashed in a wooded and hilly terrain, bursting into flames. The wreckage was found the following morning 5,5 km northeast of the airport. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all three occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Given the circumstances in which the accident occurred, it would be considered a CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain) type accident, which occurs as a result of unintentional impact on the ground, when the aircraft is under the control of the pilot in command. It is considered that the most probable cause of the accident was the loss of situational awareness, caused mainly by the concern that he was becoming distracted by the emergency of the aircraft preceding him on the approach, because of his administrative relationship with this aircraft and its crew.
Final Report: