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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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Date:16-FEB-2009
Time:c. 09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182N Skylane
Owner/operator:Aviación Médica Adventista (AMA)
Registration: YV2480
MSN: 182-60266
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Between Karun and Betel -   Venezuela
Phase: En route
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Karun, Venezuela
Destination airport:Bethel, Venezuela
Narrative:
The aircraft disappeared while en route between Karun and Bethel and has not been found. The accident happened in daylight but reportedly in 'bad' weather; all 7 occupants (pilot and six passengers/crew) presumed dead.
Timeline:
1) The plane left Santa Elena and arrived in Karun successfully.
2) The plane departed Karun heading to Betel.
[search starts here]
3) On the way to Betel after they left Karun, they were reported by residents of the village named 'Maruku' as hearing the plane and then hearing unexpected engine silence.
4) The plane was then reported as heading North near the village Maruku towards the village Betel where
5) Residents reported hearing the plane coming towards them, but it did not arrive.
The search is now focused between Karum and Betel

Karun is latitude 5°18'8.94"N, longitude 63°21'47.22"W
Betel is latitude 6°25'48.91"N, longitude 63°34'40.97"W

The search box width is 8.2 miles east of the ridge line near latitude 5°44'14.80"N longitude 63°22'0.43"W. The search area follows from the ridge line north 33 miles.

All of the pilots anticipate the flight path route to be East of the mountain. Since the river route has already been searched, the helicopter and ground crews have been sweeping the Eastern area and are moving further East.

Sources:

1. http://www.el-nacional.com/www/site/p_contenido.php?q=nodo/68953/Reporte%20Regional/Desaparecida-avioneta-en-Bol%C3%ADvar-con-siete-personas
2. http://www.medicalaviation.org/venezuela/10-9-08.htm
3. http://www.correodelcaroni.com/content/view/173610/130/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Feb-2009 03:20 harro Added
17-Feb-2009 22:51 Anon. Updated
18-Feb-2009 08:35 edtelecommuter Updated
19-Feb-2009 21:00 edtelecommuter@_yaho Updated
26-Feb-2009 11:01 wsharp Updated
04-Mar-2009 20:59 edtelecommuter_at_ya Updated
28-Feb-2011 13:58 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Feb-2011 14:16 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Damage, Narrative]
05-Feb-2016 17:21 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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