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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 12 January 1989
Time:08:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Operator:Corporación Metalmen
Registration: YV-597CP
C/n / msn: BB-394
First flight: 1978
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:7,8 km (4.9 mls) S of Caracas/La Carlota-Gen. Francisco de Miranda Air Base (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Valencia-Arturo Michelena International Airport (VLN/SVVA), Venezuela
Destination airport:Caracas/La Carlota-Gen. Francisco de Miranda Air Base (SVFM), Venezuela
Narrative:
A Beechcraft 200 Super King Air was destroyed when it crashed in the backyard of a house of the Lagunita Country Club in Caracas, Venezuela.
The crew was instructed to divert because the intended destination was closed due to bad weather.
The airplane struck hilly terrain while manoeuvring south of the airport.

Sources:
» World Aircraft Accident Summary - CAP 479


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Distance from Valencia-Arturo Michelena International Airport to Caracas/La Carlota-Gen. Francisco de Miranda Air Base as the crow flies is 124 km (77 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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