NTSB Identification: DCA08WA002
Accident occurred Sunday, October 07, 2007 in Santo Domingo, Venezuela
Aircraft: Gulfstream Aerospace GIIB, 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 October 7, 2007, about 2040 Atlantic standard time, a Gulfstream Aerospace G-IIB, Mexican registration XB-KKU, owned and operated by a private individual, impacted terrain near Santo Domingo Airport, Santo Domingo, Venezuela. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed in the area at the time, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. Both pilots were fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed. The flight originated from the Bonaire-Flamingo International Airport, Bonair, Netherlands Antilles, earlier that day, about 2000.

According to an official with the Venezuelan government, the airplane struck a tree while approaching to land at the Santo Domingo-Mayor Buenaventura Vivas Airport near Santo Domingo, Venezuela. After the airplane struck the tree, it descended impacting the ground, and a fire ensued. The airplane was destroyed, and wreckage-related debris was scattered some distance along the direction of travel.

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, sontao-1
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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