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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 16 August 2016
Time:15:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 550 Citation II
Operator:Unknown
Registration: YV3051
C/n / msn: 550-0070
First flight: 1979
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport (   Venezuela)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport (SVCS), Venezuela
Destination airport:Barinas Airport (BNS/SVBI), Venezuela
Narrative:
A Cessna 550 Citation II, YV3051, was destroyed in an accident near Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport in Venezuela. Both pilots were killed.
A video of the accident show the aircraft gaining little height on took off from runway 10. It then turned right, sliding down a wooded slope. It then impacted a rocky gully and burst into flames.
The Charallave Airport is located on a plateau with a runway elevation of about 650 m. Elevation of the Autopista Francisco de Miranda, a road running to the south of the airport, is about 380 m near the accident location.

Sources:
» Rescate.com
» Panorama


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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 Barinas Airport as the crow flies is 415 km (259 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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