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Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:Saturday 15 December 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic C500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 500 Citation I
Operator:Ministerio de Agricultura y Cria
Registration: YV-O-MAC-1
MSN: 500-0336
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Machiques (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed in a mountainous area near the Colombian border during an inspection flight. The aircraft burst into flames after the three passengers, among them Minister Luciano Valero, had evacuated. The pilot and co-pilot were trapped in the cockpit and died.

Sources:
» El Informador 16 December 1979, p11A


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