NTSB Identification: MIA01WA196
Accident occurred Thursday, July 26, 2001 in Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Aircraft: Beechcraft BE-36, registration:
Injuries: 2 Minor.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On Thursday, July 26, 2001, about 0609 eastern daylight time (EDT), a Beechcraft BE-36, Venezuelan registration YV-1450P, ditched in the Caribbean Sea, about 80 miles north of Aruba, Netherlands Antilles. It is unknown whether a flight plan was filed or the type of meteorological conditions that prevailed. The pilot-in-command and one passenger received minor injuries. The flight departed from Maracaibo, Venezuela , about 1 hour 26 minutes before the accident.

It was reported that prior to the ditching, the pilot transmitted a MAYDAY call. The occupants were rescued by a helicopter operating in the general area of the ditching.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Venezuela. Any further information pertaining this accident may be obtained from:

Direccion de Aeronautica Civil
Prevencion e Investigacion de accidentes
Parque Central Torre Este, Piso 34,
Caracas 1010, Venezuela
Telephone 582-509-2457

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information obtained from or released by the government of Venezuela.

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