Date & Time: Jul 23, 1979 at 1757 LT
Type of aircraft:
IAI Arava 201
Ciudad Bolívar – Santa Elena de Uairén
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The twin engine airplane was completing a flight from Ciudad Bolívar to Santa Elena de Uairén on behalf of the National Guard (Guardia Nacional). En route, the crew became lost after weather conditions deteriorated. Finally, he decided to attempt at emergency landing when the airplane hit obstacles and crashed near Matthew's Ridge, Guyana. Three occupants were killed while six others were injured.