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Last updated: 18 October 2017
Fecha:miércoles 26 agosto 2009
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operador:Línea Turística Aereotuy - LTA
Registración: YV1183
Numéro de série: 208B-0690
Año de Construcción: 1998
Horas Totales de la Célula:16077
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 11
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 13
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:7,4 km (4.6 milles) N de la costa de La Tortuga (   Venezuela)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Los Roques Airport (LRV/SVRS), Venezuela
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Porlamar Airport (PMV/SVMG), Venezuela
Número de Vuelo: 202
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:

Material: De acuerdo a los hallazgos en los análisis de laboratorio, se determinó que el accidente fu e ocasionado por fallas en uno o varios de los álabes de la turbina del compresor del motor. Sin embargo, el mecanismo de fractura inicial de dicho(s) álabe(s) no pudo ser confirmado.

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

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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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