Date & Time: Jan 4, 2008 at 0940 LT
Type of aircraft:
Let 410UVP
Operator:
Registration:
YV2081
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Caracas - Los Roques
MSN:
87 20 15
YOM:
1987
Country:
Venezuela
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
12
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
14
Circumstances:
While cruising at 7,500 feet 45 NM off Los Roques airport, the crew reported its position to ATC at 0858LT. Ten minutes later, while cruising at 3,000 feet, captain informed ATC that both engines failed. It was the last radio communication. The aircraft crashed into the sea, some 16 NM off Los Roques airport, and sank by 1,240 meters deep. Only few debris were found and all occupants are considered to be fataly injured.
Causes:
Double engine failure in poor weather conditions.