Date & Time: Jan 29, 2002 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Raul Arias Betancourt
Landing (descent or approach)
Santa Elena de Uairén - Kavak
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
After touchdown on dirt runway 06/24 at Kavak Airstrip, the right main gear collapsed. The aircraft went out of control, veered off runway to the right and came to rest. All 17 occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The runway conditions was poor at the time of the accident.
Failure of the right main gear due to the presence of fatigue cracks. The poor runway conditions was a contributing factor.