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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 26 August 2009
Zeit:08:14
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Fluggesellschaft:Línea Turística Aereotuy - LTA
Kennzeichen: YV1183
Werknummer: 208B-0690
Baujahr: 1998
Betriebsstunden:16077
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:16406
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:7,4 km (4.6 Meilen) N vom Land entfernt von La Tortuga (   Venezuela)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Los Roques Airport (LRV/SVRS), Venezuela
Flug nach:Porlamar Airport (PMV/SVMG), Venezuela
Flugnummer: 202
Unfallbericht:
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, operated by Línea Turística Aereotuy - LTA, was damaged when the pilot was forced to ditch the single engine airplane at sea. Flight TUY 202 had left Los Roques Airport (LRV) on the Islas Los Roques on an overwater flight to Porlamar Airport (PMV) on the Isla de Margarita.
The flight took off at 07:34 hours local time and climbed to the cruising altitude of 11.500 feet. At 08:04 the aircraft experienced an explosion in the engine, followed by vibration of the engine. The pilot shut down the engine and radioed an emergency. While the airplane descended, the pilot used Flaps 30 in order to carry out a ditching at the lowest possible speed.
All occupants were rescued by fishermen and a sports boat.

Probable Cause:

CAUSAL FACTOR (translated from Spanish):
Material: According to the findings in the laboratory tests, it was determined that the crash was caused by failures in one or more of the engine compressor turbine blades. However, the mechanism of initial fracture of said blade (s) could not be confirmed.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: JIAAC Venezuela
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: 041/2009
Download report: Final report

Informationsquelle:
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Distance from Los Roques Airport to Porlamar Airport as the crow flies is 314 km (196 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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