NTSB Identification: ERA09WA253
Accident occurred Friday, April 17, 2009 in Canaima, Venezuela
Aircraft: CESSNA 208, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal,6 Serious,5 Minor.

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

On April 17, 2009, at 1945 universal coordinated time, a Cessna 208, of Venezuelan registration, YV-1181, collided with a power line during takeoff from Aerodromo De Canaima, Edo. Bolivar (SVCN). The pilot and co-pilot received serious injuries. One of the ten passengers was fatally injured, and the other passengers received minor to serious injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. No flight plan information is known. The aircraft incurred substantial damage. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

Information from the Venezuelan government states that during takeoff the airplane could not gain altitude, continued off the departure end, and collided with a powerline, 80 meters past the end of runway 36.

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 AviatiĆ³n
Ministerio de Infraestructura
Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela
Av. Ivan Rivas
Torre MINFRA, piso-20
Caracas, Republica de Bolivariana de Venezuela

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

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