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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Date:Sunday 5 May 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 60
Registration: N119FD
MSN: 60-029
First flight: 1994
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 3 km W of Valencia-Arturo Michelena International Airport (VLN) (   Venezuela)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport (SVCS), Venezuela
Destination airport:Valencia-Arturo Michelena International Airport (VLN/SVVA), Venezuela
A Learjet 60 corporate jet, registered N119FD, was destroyed when it crashed in a residential zone of Valencia, Venezuela, killing both occupants.
One building and six cars were damaged on the ground. The airplane came down about 3 km short of the runway 10 threshold.

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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 Valencia-Arturo Michelena International Airport as the crow flies is 122 km (76 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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