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Last updated: 26 September 2018
Datum:woensdag 26 augustus 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Línea Turística Aereotuy - LTA
Registratie: YV1183
Constructienummer: 208B0690
Bouwjaar: 1998
Aantal vlieguren:16077
Aantal vluchten:16406
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 11
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 13
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:7,4 km (4.6 mijl) N van La Tortuga (   Venezuela)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Los Roques Airport (LRV/SVRS), Venezuela
Vliegveld van aankomst:Porlamar Airport (PMV/SVMG), Venezuela
Vluchtnummer: 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:

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

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Los Roques Airport en Porlamar Airport bedraagt 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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