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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 1 March 2009
Time:11:53
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 100 King Air
Operator:Command Air
Registration: YV2129
C/n / msn: B-83
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near San Miguel, Trujillo (   Venezuela)
Crash site elevation: 2941 m (9649 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport (SVCS), Venezuela
Destination airport:Valera-Carvajal Airport (VLV/SVVL), Venezuela
Narrative:
A Beechcraft 100 King Air, YV2129, operated by Command Air C.A., was destroyed when it impacted mountainous terrain near San Miguel, Trujillo, Venezuela. The two pilots and four passengers, all Venezuelan citizens, were fatally injured. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was operating on a visual flight rules flight plan from Charallave to Valera.
The airplane impacted terrain at around 9.650 feet during initial descent into Valera airport and was completely destroyed.

Sources:
» Latin American Herald Tribune
» Rescate.com
» NTSB


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport to Valera-Carvajal Airport as the crow flies is 424 km (265 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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