Date & Time: May 5, 2006 at 1535 LT
Type of aircraft:
IAI Arava 201
Operator:
Registration:
GN-8168
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Puerto Ayacucho-Caracas
MSN:
071
YOM:
1981
Country:
Venezuela
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:

Enroute, while descending from 6,700 to 5,000 feet, the aircraft crashed in a mountainous terrain located 29 km southwest of Caracas. Rescue teams arrived on the crash site in the morning of 7 May. One crew member was seriously injured while all other occupant were fatally injured. The only survivor died few days later.