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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Datum:Freitag 5 Mai 2006
Zeit:ca 15:35
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic ARVA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAI Arava 201
Fluggesellschaft:Guardia Nacional Bolivariana de Venezuela - GNBV
Kennzeichen: GN-8168
Werknummer: 071
Baujahr: 1981
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:29 km (18.1 Meilen) SW of Caracas (   Venezuela)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Puerto Ayacucho Airport (PYH/SVPA), Venezuela
Flug nach:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
An IAI Arava of the Venzuelan National Guard departed Puerto Ayacucho at 13:25 on a flight to Caracas. At 15:35 the crew reported that they were descending from 6700 to 5000 feet while almost 30 km from the airport. The wreckage was found in the morning of May 7.



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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 Puerto Ayacucho Airport to Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport as the crow flies is 555 km (347 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from 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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