Narrative:The Cessna departed Ciudad Bolívar at 10:16 for a flight to Uonquén. Around 11:00 the pilot reported en route at 11,500 feet in bad weather. The airplane later collided with the Chimanta-Tepuy at an altitude of about 7000 feet.
|Date:||04 MAY 2004|
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
|Operator:||Gobernación del Estado Bolívar|
|C/n / msn:|| 208B-0926|
|First flight:|| 2001|
|Engines:|| 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Total:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Chimanta Mountains (Venezuela)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Ciudad Bolívar Airport (CBL/SVCB), Venezuela|
|Destination airport:||Uonquen Airport (SVUQ), Venezuela|
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 Ciudad Bolívar Airport to Uonquen Airport as the crow flies is 374 km (234 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.