Narrative:A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, operated by Línea Turística Aereotuy - LTA, was damaged when the pilot was forced to ditch the single engine airplane at sea. Flight TUY 202 had left Los Roques Airport (LRV) on the Islas Los Roques on an overwater flight to Porlamar Airport (PMV) on the Isla de Margarita.
|Date:||Wednesday 26 August 2009|
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
|Operator:||Línea Turística Aereotuy - LTA|
|C/n / msn:|| 208B-0690|
|First flight:|| 1998|
|Engines:|| 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||off La Tortuga (Venezuela)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Los Roques Airport (LRV/SVRS), Venezuela|
|Destination airport:||Porlamar Airport (PMV/SVMG), Venezuela|
All occupants were rescued by fishermen and a sports boat.
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 Los Roques Airport to Porlamar Airport as the crow flies is 314 km (196 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.