ASN Aircraft accident Beechcraft A100 King Air YV1257 Acarigua Airport (AGV)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 22 May 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Registration: YV1257
MSN: B-161
First flight: 1972
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Acarigua Airport (AGV) (   Venezuela)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Valencia-Arturo Michelena International Airport (VLN/SVVA), Venezuela
Destination airport:Acarigua Airport (AGV/SVAC), Venezuela
A Beechcraft A100 King Air, registration YV1257, was damaged when the nose landing gear collapsed as the airplane was parking after arrival at Acarigua Airport (AGV), Venezuela. The four occupants were not injured.

Probable Cause:

Causal factor (translated from Spanish): "Human. The right center safety latch mechanism of the nose landing gear was not installed."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: JIAAC Venezuela
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: 034/2007
Download report: Final report

Landing gear collapse
Damaged on the ground


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Distance from Valencia-Arturo Michelena International Airport to Acarigua Airport as the crow flies is 157 km (98 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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