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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 22 May 2007
Time:08:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Operator:Aeroguaparo
Registration: YV1257
C/n / 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
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane 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
Narrative:
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:
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Investigating agency: JIAAC Venezuela
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: 034/2007
Download report: Final report


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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 Networks 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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