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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17630
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Date:28-APR-2008
Time:14:25 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-310 Navajo
Owner/operator:Aircraft Guaranty Holdings & Trust LLC Trustee
Registration: N6463L
C/n / msn: 31-421
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:4
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Catia La Mar, Estado Vargas, Maiquetia -   Venezuela
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:International Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Aeropuerto Internacional Del Centro Simon Bolivar (SVMI) Maiquetia, Ve
Destination airport:Hato Airport (TNCC) Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.
Narrative:
On April 28, 2008, about 14:25 universal coordinated time (UTC), a Piper PA-31-310, N6463L, was destroyed during impact with residences, shortly after takeoff from Aeropuerto Internacional Del Centro Simon Bolivar (SVMI), Maiquetia, Venezuela. The certificated airline transport pilot, two passengers, and five people on the ground were fatally injured. The flight was destined for Hato Airport (TNCC), Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.

According to preliminary information from the Junta Investigadora de Accidentes de Aviacion (JIAA) of Venezuela, the pilot reported a loss of engine power after takeoff, and attempted to return to the departure airport. During the return, the airplane impacted several buildings in a residential area, and a post crash fire ensued.

OCCUPANTS OF AIRCRAFT:
PILOT: JOSE MARIO Donadi Gafaro, DoB 26-8-63, AGE: 43 YEARS (DEAD)

PASSENGERS:
1. JOSE ALFREDO ANZOLA JAUMOTTE, DoB 11-6-74, AGE: 34 YEARS (DIED)
2. Adam Ramirez EDUARDO MENDEZ, DoB 28-8-49, AGE: 59 YEARS (DIED)

PERSONS KILLED ON THE GROUND:
1. Yesinia GONZÁLEZ, 30 YEARS (DECEASED)
2. JENNIE GONZÁLEZ, 30 YEARS (DECEASED)
3. ESTEFANIA GONZÁLEZ 09 YEARS (DECEASED)

PERSONS WOUNDED ON THE GROUND:
1. JOEL CRUZ (INJURED MINOR 07 MONTHS)
2. JOHNNY GONZÁLEZ (HURT)
3. MARIE GONZALEZ, 16 YEARS (WOUNDED)
4. ELIZABETH CORNER, 31 YEARS (WOUNDED)
5. MAGGI GUZMAN 08 YEARS (DECEASED)

Aircraft registration N6463L cancelled by the FAA on June 13, 2008

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: NYC08WA173 at http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief2.aspx?ev_id=20080604X00783&ntsbno=NYC08WA173&akey=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=6463L
3. http://uk.flightaware.com/resources/registration/N6463L
4. http://www.scramble.nl/civil-database/details?bt=pa&af=374
5. http://www.rescate.com/N6463L.html
6. http://www.noticias24.com/actualidad/noticia/13833/se-estrella-una-avioneta-en-catia-la-mar-vargas
7. http://www.baaa-acro.com/2008/archives/crash-of-a-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-in-catia-la-mar-4-killed/
8. http://www.ascendworldwide.com/download/Cust/WAAS167_Complete.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Apr-2008 12:10 harro Added
28-Apr-2008 22:45 Updated
29-Apr-2008 05:54 asdrubal1990 Updated
07-Jun-2008 23:31 Fusko Updated
20-Apr-2015 16:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Apr-2015 16:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
17-Sep-2017 19:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Oct-2017 15:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities]

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