NTSB Identification: MIA05WA166
Accident occurred Thursday, March 31, 2005 in Caracas, Venezuela
Aircraft: Britten-Norman BA-2A-8, registration:
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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

On March 31, 2005, about 0900 Atlantic standard time, a Britten Norman BN-2A-8, of Venezuelan registration, YV-1115P, and operated by Transaven, had a propeller blade separate from the right engine during takeoff at the Simon Bolivar International Airport, Caracas, Venezuela. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was filed. The pilot was not injuried and the airplane incurred substantial damage. The flight was originating at the time.

Information from the Venezuelan government states during the initial takeoff one of the airplane's right engine propeller blades separated, which penetrated the airplane along the path of rotation. Immediately a strong vibration was felt by the pilot before the right engine separted from the wing. The pilot was able to land on the remaining runway.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Venezuela. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Directora de Prevencion e Investigacion de Accidentes de Aviacion Civil
Ministerio de Infraestructura
Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela
Av.Francisco de Miranda
Edificio PEQUIVEN, peso-19
Caracas, Republica de Bolivariana de Venezuela

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

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