ASN Aircraft accident PZL-Mielec M28 Skytruck GN-97121 El Junquito
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Friday 10 December 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic M28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PZL-Mielec M28 Skytruck
Operator:Guardia Nacional Bolivariana de Venezuela - GNBV
Registration: GN-97121
MSN: AJE 001-15
First flight: 1998
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) from El Junquito (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Puerto Ayacucho Airport (PYH/SVPA), Venezuela
Destination airport:Caracas/La Carlota-Gen. Francisco de Miranda Air Base (SVFM), Venezuela
The M-28 departed Puerto Ayacucho at 09:12 for a flight to La Carlota. It crashed in mountainous terrain at an altitude of FL115.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain



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Distance from Puerto Ayacucho Airport to Caracas/La Carlota-Gen. Francisco de Miranda Air Base as the crow flies is 545 km (340 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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