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Last updated: 23 July 2019
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 21 August 2004
Time:ca 16:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic SH36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 360-300
Operator:Fuerza Aérea Venezolana - FAV
Registration: FAV-1652
C/n / msn: SH.3727
First flight: 1987-09-14 (17 years)
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 27 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:25 km (15.6 mls) from Maracay (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:La Orchila Airport (SVLO), Venezuela
Destination airport:Maracay-El Libertador Air Base (MYC/SVBL), Venezuela
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into Mount El Perico after having reported descending through 9500 feet on the 355 El Libertador VOR radial.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
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Distance from La Orchila Airport to Maracay-El Libertador Air Base as the crow flies is 234 km (146 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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