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Last updated: 14 December 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 26 août 2009
Heure:08:14
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Compagnie:Línea Turística Aereotuy - LTA
Immatriculation: YV1183
Numéro de série: 208B-0690
Année de Fabrication: 1998
Heures de vol:16077
Cycles:16406
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 11
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 13
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:7,4 km (4.6 milles) N de La Tortuga (   Vénézuela)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Los Roques Airport (LRV/SVRS), Vénézuela
Aéroport de destination:Porlamar Airport (PMV/SVMG), Vénézuela
Numéro de vol: 202
Détails:
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

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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Los Roques Airport et Porlamar Airport est de 314 km (196 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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