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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 18 February 2008
Time:ca 17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C650 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 650 Citation III
Operator:private
Registration: N385EM
C/n / msn: 650-0145
First flight: 1987
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Caico Seco (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Valencia-Arturo Michelena International Airport (VLN/SVVA), Venezuela
Destination airport:Puerto Ordaz/Ciudad Guayana-General Manuel Carlos Piar Airport (PZO/SVPR), Venezuela
Narrative:
The Citation III crashed and disintegrated in a field en route between Valencia (VLN) and Puerto Ordaz (PZO) in Venezuela.

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Distance from Valencia-Arturo Michelena International Airport to Puerto Ordaz/Ciudad Guayana-General Manuel Carlos Piar Airport as the crow flies is 601 km (375 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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