NTSB Identification: DFW06WA052
Accident occurred Thursday, January 05, 2006 in Piedras Negras, Venezuela
Aircraft: Beech 95B55, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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

On January 5, 2006, at 1700 eastern standard time, a twin-engine Beech 95B55 airplane, was destroyed upon impact with terrain while in cruise flight near Piedras Negras, State of Merida, in the Republic of Venezuela. The commercial pilot and his passenger were fatally injured. The airplane, serial number TC-2232, was owned and operated by a private individual. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal flight for which a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Paraguana at 1356, with Merida as its intended destination.

The wreckage of the airplane was located 3 days after the accident on the side of a mountain at the 13,200 foot level. A post-impact fire consumed most of the airframe.

The accident investigation is under the control and jurisdiction of the Government of Venezuela. Any further information may be obtained from:

Republic of Venezuela
Ministerio de Infraestructura
Comite de Investigacion de Accidentes Aereos (CIAA)
Ave. Francisco de Miranda. Torre Pequiven, Piso 21
Estado de Miranda, Venezuela

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

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