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Last updated: 22 April 2019
Date:Saturday 19 August 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic LJ25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Learjet 25D
Registration: YV3191
C/n / msn: 25-368
First flight: 1984
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2,5 km (1.6 mls) N off Naiguatá (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:Barcelona-Gen J A Anzoategui Airport (BLA/SVBC), Venezuela
A Learjet 25 corporate jet impacted the waters off the coast of Naiguatá, Venezuela. The aircraft departed Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport at 00:11 hours local time, bound for Barcelona, Venezuela with five persons on board. All occupants died in the accident.
During a search and rescue mission, aircraft parts and fuel were spotted. Between August 7 and 9 , 2018, parts of the wreckage were recovered from the sea bed, along with a flight recorder.



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Distance from Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport to Barcelona-Gen J A Anzoategui Airport as the crow flies is 256 km (160 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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