Date & Time: Jan 23, 1990 at 0745 LT
Type of aircraft:
Casa 212 Aviocar
Caracas - Puerto Ayacucho
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
After takeoff from Caracas-Maiquetía-Simon Bolivar Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with heavy rain falls. In limited visibility, the aircraft struck the slope of Mt El Junquito located near the village of La Sabaneta, about 25 km from the airport. The aircraft was destroyed and all 25 occupants were killed, among them several civilians.
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew seemed to lost his orientation while climbing in poor weather conditions.