Date & Time: Jul 12, 2001 at 1246 LT
Type of aircraft:
Puerto Cabello - Caracas
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Operated by Overtec, the aircraft was leased from a Polish company and was engaged in a demonstration flight from Puerto Cabello to Caracas on behalf of the Venezuelan National Guard. Shortly after takeoff from Puerto Cabello-General Bartolomé Salom Airport, while climbing, the twin engine aircraft encountered difficulties to gain height, stalled and crashed in an open field, bursting into flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire and all 13 occupants were killed.
Loss of control during initial climb following a loss of power on one engine for undetermined reasons.