Date & Time: May 5, 2006 at 1535 LT
Type of aircraft:
IAI Arava 201
Puerto Ayacucho – Caracas
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While cruising at an altitude of 6,700 feet in marginal weather conditions, the crew started the descent to Caracas-Maiquetía-Simón Bolívar and descended to 5,000 feet when the aircraft struck trees and crashed on the slope of a mountain located near the village of El Cedrito, about 29 km southwest of the airport. The wreckage was found two day later, in the morning of May 7. The aircraft was totally destroyed and all five occupants were killed.
Controlled flight into terrain after the crew started the descent prematurely.