Accident description
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 13 September 2010
Time:09:59
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR-42-320
Operator:Conviasa
Registration: YV1010
C/n / msn: 371
First flight: 1994-02-07 (16 years 7 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 47
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 51
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:8 km (5 mls) SE of Puerto Ordaz Airport (PZO) (   Venezuela) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Porlamar-del Caribe Santiago Mariño International Airport (PMV/SVMG), Venezuela
Destination airport:Puerto Ordaz Airport (PZO/SVPR), Venezuela
Flightnumber:2350
Narrative:
An ATR-42-320 passenger plane, registered YV1010, was destroyed in an accident at Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. Forty-seven passengers and four crew members were on board. Seventeen occupants were killed in the accident.
Flight Conviasa 2350 had departed Porlamar-del Caribe Santiago Mariño International Airport (PMV) on a domestic service to Puerto Ordaz Airport (PZO). It came down in an industrial area about 8 km short of runway 07.


Sources:
» NotiSAR
» Colapsan hospitales por heridos de vuelo de Conviasa (El Universal)
» Catorce fallecidos por accidente de avión de Conviasa en Sidor (El Nacional)
» INAC press release


Photos

photo of ATR-42-320 G-BVJP
After serving as G-BVJP, the airplane was leased to Air Wales as G-TAWE from March 2003 until April 2006. In September 2006 it moved to Conviasa as YV1010.
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Map
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 Porlamar-del Caribe Santiago Mariño International Airport to Puerto Ordaz Airport as the crow flies is 319 km (199 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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