Date & Time: Apr 15, 1939
Type of aircraft:
Fokker F8
Operator:
Registration:
YV-AFO
Flight Type:
Government
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
5041
YOM:
1928
Country:
Venezuela
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a search flight following the abduction of Captain Cardona Puig by local Indians. Pilot landed with a tail wind and was unable to stop the aircraft on the remaining distance. The aircraft overrun and came to rest in flames in a ditch. The fire was quickly extinguished, all four occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was recovered in 2001 and ferried to The Netherlands by the Aviadome Musuem.