ASN Aircraft accident IAI Arava 201 GN7960 Caracas-La Carlota Airport
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Date:Wednesday 28 February 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic ARVA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
IAI Arava 201
Operator:Guardia Nacional Bolivariana de Venezuela - GNBV
Registration: GN7960
MSN: 064
First flight: 1979
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Caracas-La Carlota Airport (   Venezuela)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Caracas/La Carlota-Gen. Francisco de Miranda Air Base (SVFM), Venezuela
Destination airport:Los Roques Airport (LRV/SVRS), Venezuela
Struck funicular cables shortly after takeoff from Caracas-La Carlota Airport. The pilot lost control and the Arava crashed into trees.

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Distance from Caracas/La Carlota-Gen. Francisco de Miranda Air Base to Los Roques Airport as the crow flies is 163 km (102 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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