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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 550 Citation II in Charallave: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 16, 2016 at 1540 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV3051
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Charallave - Barinas
MSN:
550-0071
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 10 in Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport, while in initial climb, the aircraft banked to the right, lost altitude and eventually crashed in a huge explosion in a dense wooded area located down below the airfield. The aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and both crew members were killed.

Crash of a Cessna S550 Citation II in Charallave

Date & Time: Aug 26, 2015 at 2230 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV3125
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Oranjestad – Barcelona – Charallave
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a charter flight from Oranjestad (Aruba) to Charallave with an intermediate stop in Barcelona. During the night approach to runway 10, the captain decided to make a go around for undetermined reason. During the second attempt to land, the aircraft landed long and the touchdown appeared to be half way down the runway 10 which is 2,000 meters long. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the aircraft overran, went down an embankment and came to rest. All eight occupants were evacuated safely while the aircraft was written off. The passengers were members of the pop band 'Los Cadillac's' with the Venezuelian singer and actor Arán de las Casas.

Crash of a Partenavia P.68C-TC in La Bonanza: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 23, 2014
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV1706
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Valencia – Caracas
MSN:
242-07-TC
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot Amílcar Suárez, sole on board, was killed when the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a mountainous area located near La Bonanza. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of a Cessna 207 Skywagon in Ocumare del Tuy: 3 killed

Date & Time: Nov 17, 2006 at 1143 LT
Registration:
YV-1220
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Ocumare del Tuy-Puerto Ayacucho
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:

Shortly after takeoff from Ocumare del Tuy airport, the pilot encountered engine problem and tried to make an emergency landing in a city center's avenue. Prior to landing, the single engine aircraft hit telephone line and crashed on an autobus. The pilot ans 2 occupants of the bus were killed. The pilot was performing a cargo flight to Puerto Ayacucho.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Arecuna

Date & Time: Mar 5, 2006 at 1545 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV-1149C
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Porlamar-Canaima
MSN:
208-0669
YOM:
1998
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a special flight from Porlamar to Canaima with 11 passengers on board, all from the Czech Republic. During flight, the crew tried to make an emergency landing but the aircraft hit the ground and overturned. Both pilots were slightly injured while all passengers escaped without injury. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Beechcraft A100 King Air in Paparo

Date & Time: Dec 26, 2005 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV1507
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Barcelona – Charallave
MSN:
B-155
YOM:
1973
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route from Barcelona to Charallave, the crew encountered engine problems and elected to divert to the nearest airport. Eventually, he attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crash landed in a prairie and collided with trees. All three occupants escaped with minor injuries and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Cessna 500 Citation I in Charallave: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 8, 2005 at 0923 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YV-21CP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Maturín – Charallave
MSN:
500-0115
YOM:
1973
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On final approach to Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport runway 28, the crew was unable to establish a visual contact with the runway and initiated a go-around procedure. Few minutes later, while on a second attempt to land, the aircraft broke through the cloud base at 800 feet but was not properly lined up with the runway. To avoid a collision with the tower, the crew made a turn to the right when the aircraft crashed in a wooded area, bursting into flames. Both pilots were killed.

Crash of a Partenavia P.68B in Santa Rita de Santa Teresa del Tuy: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 28, 2004 at 1233 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YV-928P
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Charallave – Margarita
MSN:
203
YOM:
1979
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
While flying at 5,500 feet, the aircraft lost altitude and crashed on the slope of a mountain located near Santa Rita de Santa Teresa del Tuy, bursting into flames. The aircraft was destroyed and both occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
The accident occurred after the pilot suffered a spatial disorientation while cruising under VFR mode in IMC conditions.

Crash of a Beechcraft C-12C Huron near Charallave: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 10, 2003
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N48JA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Caracas – Charallave
MSN:
BC-51
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Lost without trace on a delivery flight from Caracas to Charallave. The wreckage was not found. Both occupants are presumed dead.