NTSB Identification: DFW06WA170
Accident occurred Monday, June 26, 2006 in CHIGUAO, Venezuela
Aircraft: Cessna U206, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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

On June 26, 2006, at 1500 universal coordinated time, a Cessna U206 single-engine airplane, Venezuelan registration YV-229C, was destroyed following a loss of control while landing near Chiguao, Estado de Bolivar, in the Republic of Venezuela. The commercial pilot, sole occupant of the airplane, was fatally injured. The airplane was owned and operated by Rutaca Air Services, a domestic on-demand air taxi operator. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight for which a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Ciudad Bolivar with Chiguao, at its intended destination; however, the flight was forced to divert to Canaima due to inclement weather along the route of flight.

The accident investigation is under the control and jurisdiction of the Instituto Nacional de Aviacion Civil (INAC). Further information may be obtained from the Venezuelan authorities at:

Instituto Nacional de Aviacion Civil (INAC)
Comite de Investigacion de Accidentes Aereos
Ave. Francisco de Miranda, Torre Pequiven, Piso 21.
Estado de Miranda
Republica de Venezuela

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

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