Accident Gulfstream Aerospace G-1159A Gulfstream III YV2896,
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Date:Tuesday 4 July 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Gulfstream Aerospace G-1159A Gulfstream III
Owner/operator:SATA-Serv. Coord. de Transp. Aéreo del Ejecutivo Nac'l
Registration: YV2896
MSN: 469
Year of manufacture:1986
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:50 km WNW off Macanao -   Venezuela
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Porlamar-del Caribe Santiago Mariño International Airport (PMV/SVMG)
Destination airport:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Gulfstream III corporate jet, operated by Venezuelan government agency SATA crashed into the sea off Macanao, Venezuela.
ONSA Venezuela, the maritime SAR agency, stated that, according to preliminary information, the flight reported a hydraulic failure and control difficulties while 40 Nautical Miles from the Porlamar Airport. In less than three minutes the crew reported being at 3000 feet, preparing to ditch.
The following day two bodies were retrieved from the water. Seven other occupants are still missing, though believed to have been killed in the accident.


ONSA Venezuela



photo (c) Luis Castellanos; Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI); 10 March 2015

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