Date & Time: Apr 17, 2009 at 1532 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 208 Caravan
Operator:
Registration:
YV1181
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Canaima-Porlamar
MSN:
208-0695
YOM:
1998
Country:
Venezuela
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:

The single engine aircraft crashed on take off from Canaima airport, bound for Porlamar with British and American tourists on board. A six year old boy was killed while three other passengers were seriously injured. It seems that the engine stopped shortly after take off.