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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 23 January 1990
Time:07:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic C212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA C-212 Aviocar 200
Operator:Marina Venezolana
Registration: ARV-0210
C/n / msn: 268
First flight: 1982-09-11 (7 years 5 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near La Sabaneta (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:Puerto Ayacucho Airport (PYH/SVPA), Venezuela
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain near the village of La Sabaneta in poor weather conditions. The Navy plane carried thirteen Venezuelan Navy men, eight civilians and three crew members.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Scramble Vol.11, nr.09
» The Spokesman-Review - Jan 23, 1990


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Distance from Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport to Puerto Ayacucho Airport as the crow flies is 555 km (347 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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