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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 90453
Last updated: 13 November 2020
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Time:15:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C340 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 340A
Owner/operator:MAPARCA, CA
Registration: YV2402
C/n / msn: 340A1502
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Lobatera, Tachira -   Venezuela
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:El Vigia (SVVG)
Destination airport:San Antonio de Tachira (SVSA)
Crashed into mountain.

The General Directorate for the Prevention and Investigation of Air Accidents determines that the most probable cause for the occurrence of this accident was the loss of situational awareness, caused mainly by the change of flight conditions under visual rules to flight under instrumental flight rules, due to the adverse weather conditions in which the descent phase began, so it is possible to establish the Human Factor as the cause of the accident and the Physical Factor as a contributor.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-Feb-2011 22:06 bizjets101 Added
12-Mar-2016 19:20 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Aug-2017 17:25 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-Apr-2020 12:32 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
30-Apr-2020 12:33 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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