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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Thursday 16 June 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-20 Islander
Registration: YV-O-MAR-6
MSN: 203
First flight: 1970
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Distribuidor La Araña (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Puerto Cabello Airport (PBL/SVPC), Venezuela
Destination airport:Caracas/La Carlota-Gen. Francisco de Miranda Air Base (SVFM), Venezuela
The aircraft's fuel was exhausted, forcing the pilot to carry out an emergency landing on the Distribuidor La Araña highway between Puerto Cabello en Caracas. A number of cars were damaged.

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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 Puerto Cabello Airport to Caracas/La Carlota-Gen. Francisco de Miranda Air Base as the crow flies is 134 km (84 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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