Date & Time: Aug 21, 2004 at 1615 LT
Type of aircraft:
Short 360
Operator:
Registration:
FAV-1652
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
La Orchila-Maracay
MSN:
3727
YOM:
1987
Country:
Venezuela
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
27
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
30
Circumstances:
Descending through 9,500 feet in bad weather, the aircraft struck a mountain located few kilometers from Maracay-El Libertador Air Force Base. The crash site was hard to find due to poor visibility and on scene, Rescue teams did not found any survivors among the 30 occupants. Some civilians were on board. For unknown reasons, the crew started its descent prematuraly.