Narrative:A CASA C-212 Aviocar military transport plane was destroyed when it flew into the Paramo Mucuqui mountain. The airplane operated on a domestic flight from El Vigia Airport (VIG) to Mérida Airport (MRD), Venezuela. One passenger survived; all three crew members and nineteen passengers were killed in the accident.
|Date:||Thursday 10 January 1991|
|Type:||CASA C-212 Aviocar 200|
|C/n / msn:|| 264|
|First flight:|| 1982-08-11 (8 years 5 months)|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 20|
|Total:||Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 23 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||ca 40 km SW of Mérida-A Carnevalli Airport (MRD) (Venezuela)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||El Vigia Airport (VIG/SVVG), Venezuela|
|Destination airport:||Mérida-A Carnevalli Airport (MRD/SVMD), Venezuela|
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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 El Vigia Airport to Mérida-A Carnevalli Airport as the crow flies is 56 km (35 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.