ASN Aircraft accident Antonov An-2T YV3312 Kapaure
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Status:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:Friday 19 March 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov An-2T
Operator:Venezuela Flight Canaima
Registration: YV3312
MSN: 1G157-07
First flight: 1974
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kapaure (   Venezuela)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:La Paragua Airport (SVPU), Venezuela
Destination airport:?
An Antonov An-2T, YV3312, sustained serious damage in an accident in Bolívar State, Venezuela.
The right-hand main gear leg collapsed as the aircraft landed on an unprepared strip.
Damage was sustained to the right-hand lower wing and propeller blades.

Probable Cause:

The Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Board (JIAAC), as part of the investigations initially conducted, determined that the probable cause of the incident was the explosion of the right main gear shock absorber; the weight of the aircraft, as well as the inadequate operation of the aircraft in the landing maneuver on unprepared runways are considered as contributing factors.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: JIAAC Venezuela
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: 005/2021
Download report: Preliminary report

Heavy landing
Runway mishap


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