NTSB Identification: MIA08WA059
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 23, 2007 in Araya, Venezuela
Aircraft: Cessna 182, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal,1 Minor.

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

On October 10, 2007, about 1420 Atlantic standard time, a Cessna 182, of Venezuelan registration, YV-2405, ditched in the ocean while on approach to the General Santiago Marino Airport, Margarita, Venezuela. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan information is known. The pilot and one of the two passenger were fatally injured, the other passenger received minor injuries. The aircraft incurred substantial damage. The flight originated from the General Jose Antonio Anzoategui Airport, Barcelona, Venezuela, earlier that day, about 1300.

Information from the Venezuelan government states that during the approach to the airport, the airplane's engine stopped operating. The pilot ditched the airplane in the ocean. The examination of the engine revealed the number 5 cylinder separated from the engine casing.

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

Junta Investigadora de Accidentes de AviaciĆ³n
Ministerio de Infraestructura
Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela
Av. Francisco de Miranda
Torre MINFRA, piso-20
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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