Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Puerto Ayacucho: 5 killed

Date & Time: Nov 6, 2022 at 0656 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
AMB-0956
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Puerto Ayacucho - Puerto Ayacucho
MSN:
208B-0977
YOM:
2002
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane was engaged in a local training flight at Puerto Ayacucho Airport, carrying five pilots. While completing a turn on approach to runway 04, the airplane went out of control and crashed in a wooded area located about 3 km south of the airport, bursting into flames. The airplane was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all five occupants were killed. Puerto Ayacucho Airport is named Cacique Aramare but the military side is named José Antonio Páez.
Crew:
Cpt José Castillo Tovar,
Cpt Jefferson Aular,
1st Lt Roberto Aponte,
Lt Santiago Collado,
Lt Joé Rivas.

Crash of a Learjet 55C Longhorn near Charallave: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jun 22, 2022 at 1937 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV3304
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Puerto Cabello – Charallave
MSN:
55-145
YOM:
1990
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
While approaching Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport, the crew encountered technical problems (apparently with the reversers) and declared an emergency. The captain initiated a go around procedure and completed a circuit south of the airport. During a second approach, the airplane deviated from the approach path to the south and continued until it impacted the top of a hill located 8 km south of the airport. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all six occupants were killed, among them Christian Toni, President of the Estudiantes de Mérida football club.

Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/C-H2 Turbo Porter in Maturín

Date & Time: Aug 21, 2021 at 1645 LT
Registration:
YV1912
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Maturín – Higuerote
MSN:
2048
YOM:
1971
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Maturín-José Tadeo Monagas Airport, while in initial climb, the engine apparently failed. The aircraft lost height, collided with trees and came to rest against a concrete wall. The pilot was seriously injured.

Crash of a BAe 125-800A in Jesús María Semprún

Date & Time: Dec 5, 2020 at 2000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N484AR
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
258014
YOM:
1984
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After flying over the Yucantan Province and the Cayman Islands, the aircraft entered the Venezuelan Airspace without permission. It was pursued by F-16 fighters over the Lake of Maracaibo until it crashed in unknown circumstances in the Jesús María Semprún municipality. There was no fire and no casualties apparently. The aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Rockwell Sabreliner 75A near Punto Fijo: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 10, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N400RS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
380-25
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft entered the Venezuelan airspace without flight plan and authorisation. While flying over the Paraguaña Peninsula at low altitude, the crew was forced to land when control was lost. The aircraft crashed in shallow water few meters offshore, lost its tail and both wings. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 401A in the Lake Maracaibo

Date & Time: Aug 1, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N17JE
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Puerto Plata – Santa Cruz de Barahona
MSN:
401A-0082
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Puerto Plata-Gregorio Luperón Airport at 1718LT on a flight to Santa Cruz de Barahona. En route, the pilot was informed that this airport is closed to all traffic after 1700LT and decided to return to Puerto Plata. A last radio communication was recorded with ATC when the aircraft disappeared from radar screens eight minutes later. Dominican authorities thought the aircraft may have crashed in the septentrional mountain range and SAR operations were initiated. Few hours later, the wreckage was found in a marshy area of the Lake Maracaibo, more than 1,000 km south of Puerto Plata. All three occupants were found alive and arrested while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Venezuelan authorities reported the aircraft and its occupants were engaged in an illegal narcotic flight.

Crash of a Gulfstream GII near Machiques: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 15, 2020
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N27SL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
84
YOM:
1970
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in an illegal trip and elected to land on a remote 'airstrip' located in the region of Machiques. The aircraft crash landed and came to rest, bursting into flames. One pilot was killed and the second was injured.

Crash of a Cessna 525 CJ1 in Porlamar

Date & Time: Mar 13, 2020 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV3452
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Porlamar – Caracas
MSN:
525-0084
YOM:
1994
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew departed Porlamar-Del Caribe-General en Jefe Santiago Mariño Airport on a ferry flight to Caracas-Oscar Machado Zuloaga Airport. After takeoff, while climbing, the crew encountered unknown technical problems and was cleared to return for an emergency landing. After touchdown, the aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, lost its undercarriage and came to rest, bursting into flames. Both pilots were seriously injured and suffered burns. The aircraft was partially destroyed by fire.

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 208B Grand Caravan in San Salvador de Paúl

Date & Time: Sep 24, 2019
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV0134
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Paragua – San Salvador de Paúl
MSN:
208B-0905
YOM:
2001
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Upon landing at San Salvador de Paúl Airfield, the single engine airplane lost its nose gear and came to rest upside down. All seven occupants were injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.