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Last updated: 13 December 2019
Datum:zaterdag 16 augustus 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pilatus Britten-Norman BN-2B-21 Islander
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:C.L. Damiani
Registratie: YV1987
Constructienummer: 2023
Bouwjaar: 1980
Aantal vlieguren:6116
Motoren: 2 Lycoming IO-540-K1B5
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Groot
Plaats:La Tortuga-Punta Delgada Airport (   Venezuela)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport (SVCS), Venezuela
Vliegveld van aankomst:La Tortuga-Punta Delgada Airport (SVDA), Venezuela
A BN-2B Islander, registration YV1987, sustained damage in a landing accident at La Tortuga-Punta Delgada Airport, Venezuela. None of the six occupants were injured.
The airplane suffered a runway excursion while landing on runway 04 in strong crosswind conditions. The nose undercarriage leg collapsed.

Probable Cause:

Causal Factor:
The aircraft ran on the uneven ground of the airfield of La Tortuga during the landing phase due to potential strong winds that may have led the plane off the runway, so the Investigating Board considers the physical factor as the likely causal factor of this accident.

Specific probable cause:
Presence strong crosswind during landing.

Contributing Factor.
The Investigating Board considers these two contributing factors:
a) Physical Factor due to the characteristics of the runway, its size and irregular surface conditions, which caused the collapse of the nose gear into the ground.
b) Human Factor, due to possible handling by the pilot for a crosswind landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JIAAC Venezuela
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: 046/2008
Download report: Final report


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport en La Tortuga-Punta Delgada Airport bedraagt 187 km (117 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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