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Cojedes

Crash of a BAe 125-700 near Hato Viejo: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 4, 2017
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in the region of Hato Viejo, in the State of Cojedes. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire and both pilots were killed. It was reported the flight was illegal and the airplane was involved in drug traffic.

Crash of a Embraer EMB-820C Navajo in Ricaurte: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 24, 2015 at 0040 LT
Operator:
Registration:
PT-RCN
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
820-121
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew took off from a small airfield located in the suburb of Manaus at the end of the day with a load of 616 small packages containing cocaine. After entering the Venezuelan airspace without any permission, the crew was contacted twice by ATC but failed to answer. Authorities decided to send two fighters to establish a visual and radio contact with the crew but without success as, due to the low visibility caused by night and poor weather conditions, the crew of the Navajo was able to continue the flight without further problem. But three hours later, the twin engine aircraft was again localized over the State of Cojedes and the decision was made to shoot it down. Out of control, the Navajo crashed in a pasture located in the region of Ricaurte and was totally destroyed. Both pilots were killed and the load of narcotics was found. At the time of the accident, the aircraft was illegally registered YV1246 as a sticker has been affixed above the official Brazilian registration PT-RCN.
Probable cause:
Shot down by a Venezuelan fighter.

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 207A Skywagon in Caño Negro: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 11, 2006 at 1700 LT
Registration:
YV-492C
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Caño Negro – Puerto Ayacucho
MSN:
207-0260
YOM:
1974
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Caño Negro Airport, while climbing, the single engine aircraft entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed. Both occupants were killed.

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.