Accident description
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 28 February 1990
Time:07:30
Type:IAI Arava 201
Operator:Ejército Venezolana
Registration: GN7960
C/n / msn: 064
First flight: 1979
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Caracas-La Carlota Airport (   Venezuela)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Caracas/La Carlota-Gen. Francisco de Miranda AB (SVFM), Venezuela
Destination airport:Los Roques Airport (LRV/SVRS), Venezuela
Narrative:
Struck funicular cables shortly after takeoff from Caracas-La Carlota Airport. The pilot lost control and the Arava crashed into trees.

Sources:
» Scramble Vol.11, nr.10


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Distance from Caracas/La Carlota-Gen. Francisco de Miranda AB to Los Roques Airport as the crow flies is 163 km (102 miles).

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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