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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 Rockwell Aero Commander 500 in Dabajuro: 1 killed

Date & Time: Sep 26, 2017
Operator:
Registration:
HI-560
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
500-778-69
YOM:
1959
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Apparently following technical issues, the pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing at Dabajuro Airport. The twin engine aircraft crash landed near the runway and struck two motorcyclists. One of them was killed while the second was injured. The airplane was damaged beyond repair and the pilot was uninjured.

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 680FL near Capatárida: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 5, 2015 at 2040 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N577ZB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
680-1663-129
YOM:
1967
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The aircraft was probably engaged in an illegal flight when it crashed under unknown circumstances in a desert area located in Los Hatos, about 5 km northeast of Capatárida, Venezuela. The aircraft was destroyed and both occupants were killed. No flight plan was filed to enter the Venezuelan airspace.

Crash of a Cessna 402B off Punto Fijo

Date & Time: Feb 9, 2012 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV2663
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Valera - Punto Fijo
MSN:
402B-1024
YOM:
1975
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was performing a cargo flight from Valera-Dr. Antonio Nicolás Briceño Airport to Punto Fijo, carrying one passenger, two pilots and a load consisting of valuables. On approach to Punto Fijo-Josefa Camejo Airport, the crew encountered technical problems and ditched the aircraft off the Amuay refinery. The aircraft sank in shallow water and all three occupants took refuge on the roof of the airplane before being rescued few minutes later.
Probable cause:
The failure of the seal of the balance tube on the left engine intake manifold, causing a loss of manifold pressure and then a loss of engine power.
Contributing Factor:
- Discrepancies found with the quality control of the maintenance services performed on the aircraft,
- The non-assertive decisions taken during the flight when the emergency occurred.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Panther II near Punto Fijo

Date & Time: Mar 18, 2005 at 1625 LT
Operator:
Registration:
YV-427P
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Charallave – Punto Fijo
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was completing a flight from Charallave to Punto Fijo with seven passengers and one pilot on board. En route between Coro and Punto Fijo, while descending to Punto Fijo-Josefa Camejo Airport, the pilot encountered technical problems and elected to make an emergency on a motorway. Upon landing, the aircraft went out of control and came to rest upside down. All occupants escaped injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Beechcraft 350 Super King Air in Punto Fijo

Date & Time: Jul 24, 2004
Operator:
Registration:
YV-910CP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Carlota - Calabozo - Punto Fijo
MSN:
FL-206
YOM:
1998
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft completed a charter flight from La Carlota to Calabozo with four passengers and two pilots. At Calabozo Airport, the four passengers brandished guns and took over the airplane on an illegal flight to Punto Fijo. Upon arrival, the aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances. There were no casualties and the aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of a Cessna 402B off Punto Fijo: 8 killed

Date & Time: Mar 13, 1996 at 0815 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
P4-AVB
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Oranjestad - Punto Fijo
MSN:
402B-1201
YOM:
1976
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
8
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was completing a charter flight from Oranjestad to Punto Fijo with seven passengers and one pilot on board. While descending to Punto Fijo-Josefa Camejo Airport, the pilot informed ATC about the failure of the left engine. Shortly later, the left engine caught fire and detached, causing a part of the left wing to be torn off. Out of control, the aircraft crashed in the sea about 29,5 km north of Punto Fijo Airport. All eight occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Failure of the left engine as a result of a cracked exhaust manifold.

Crash of a Martin VC-3A off Punto Fijo

Date & Time: Nov 18, 1978 at 1215 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N13415
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
14290
YOM:
1952
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While cruising over the Gulf of Venezuela, the crew informed ATC about an engine failure and ditched the aircraft few km off the coast of Punto Fijo. All three occupants were rescued while the aircraft sank and was lost.
Probable cause:
Engine failure or malfunction. As the aircraft was not recovered, the exact cause of the accident could not be determined.
Final Report:

Crash of an Avro 652A Anson V off Puerto Cumarebo: 3 killed

Date & Time: Feb 15, 1951
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YV-P-APY
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
MDF-414
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances into the Antillean Sea off Puerto Cumarebo. The aircraft was lost and all three occupants were killed.