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 PZL-Mielec AN-28 in La Carlota AFB, Caracas: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jun 12, 2010 at 0725 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ENBV-0063
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Valle de la Puesca-La Carlota
MSN:
AJE002-02
YOM:
2000
Flight number:
FAV063
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:

Aircraft left Valle de la Pascua at 0646LT to La Carlota Air Base, near Caracas. At 0722LT, crew informed ATC he was flying at 7,000 feet, this was the last contact. Aircraft struck a mountain and all three occupants were killed.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec M28 Skytruck near El Junquito: 16 killed

Date & Time: Dec 10, 2004 at 1050 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
GN-97121
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Puerto Ayacucho – La Carlota
MSN:
AJE001-15
YOM:
1999
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
16
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Puerto Ayacucho on a flight to La Carlota with 13 passengers and three crew members on board, among them seven civilians. While cruising at an altitude of 11,500 feet in poor weather conditions, the aircraft struck trees and crashed in a wooded and mountainous area located 24 km from El Junquito. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all 16 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain.

Crash of a Let L-410UVP-E in San Cristóbal: 4 killed

Date & Time: Jul 13, 2003 at 1415 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YV-1060CP
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
La Carlota - San Cristóbal
MSN:
90 25 05
YOM:
1990
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
While descending to San Cristóbal Airport, the crew encountered marginal weather conditions and limited visibility due to low clouds. On approach, the twin engine aircraft struck the slope of Mt La Gama located in the Chorro del Indio National Park. Six people were seriously injured while four passengers were killed. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew initiated the descent prematurely in poor visibility.

Crash of a Beechcraft 200 Super King Air in Las Majaguas

Date & Time: Apr 5, 2001 at 0815 LT
Registration:
YV-O-SATA-6
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Carlota – Barinas
MSN:
BB-5
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While in cruising altitude on a flight from La Carlota to Barinas, the crew declared an emergency following a loss of power on both engines. The crew attempted an emergency landing in a prairie when the aircraft crash landed and came to rest, broken in two. All eight occupants were rescued, among them a pilot was injured.
Probable cause:
Loss of power on both engines for unknown reasons.

Crash of an IAI Arava 201 in San Carlos: 6 killed

Date & Time: Oct 24, 1999 at 1420 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EV8012
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
La Carlota – Acarigua
MSN:
062
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
En route from La Carlota to Acarigua, the crew encountered poor weather conditions when the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances near San Carlos. All six occupants were killed.

Crash of a Rockwell Gulfstream 690C Jetprop 840 in La Carlota: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 27, 1996
Operator:
Registration:
YV-310CP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Acarigua – La Carlota
MSN:
690-11645
YOM:
1980
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances while approaching La Carlota-General Francisco de Miranda Airport. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Beechcraft E90 King Air at La Carlota AFB: 7 killed

Date & Time: Nov 13, 1995
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV-O-NCE-2
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
La Carlota – Maracay
MSN:
LW-201
YOM:
1976
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was completing a flight from La Carlota to the El Libertador AFB in Maracay on behalf of the National Institute for Cooperation and Education. Shortly after takeoff from La Carlota-General Francisco de Miranda AFB, while climbing, the aircraft rolled to the right, lost height and crashed, bursting into flames. All seven occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Failure of the right engine shortly after takeoff for unknown reasons.

Crash of a Beechcraft E90 King Air in Caracas

Date & Time: Mar 27, 1994
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YV-726CP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Los Roques - Caracas
MSN:
LW-182
YOM:
1976
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Los Roques to Caracas, the crew encountered engine problems and declared an emergency. He was cleared to divert to Caracas-Maiquetía-Simón Bolívar Airport. Upon landing, the crew encountered strong cross winds and the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in a drainage ditch located 45 metres from the runway. Both pilots were injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of an IAI Arava 201 at La Carlota AFB

Date & Time: Feb 28, 1990 at 0730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
GN-7960
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Carlota AFB - Los Roques
MSN:
64
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After takeoff from La Carlota-General Francisco de Miranda, while climbing in marginal weather conditions, the twin engine aircraft struck the wires of a cable car and crashed on a hilly and wooded terrain. All four occupants were injured.