MIA00WA014
MIA00WA014

On October 12, 1999, about 0830 Atlantic standard time, a Cessna 207, Venezuelan registration YV-745C, registered to and operated by Aguaysa, crashed while on a domestic air taxi flight from Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela, to San Juan de Manapaire in the Amazon. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight. The aircraft received substantial damage, and the pilot and three passengers were fatally injured. One other passenger received serious injuries, and three others went to get help and are missing. The flight originated the same day, about 0740.

According to a Venezuelan government official, about 50 minutes into the flight the pilot declared and emergency, and the aircraft crashed shortly thereafter in the Amazon jungle, but remained missing until October 22, 1999. Witnesses stated that at the time of the flight, there were numerous thunderstorms in the area.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Venezuela. Any further information may be obtained from: Direccion de Aeronautica Civil Parque Central Torre Este, Piso 34, Caracas 1010 Venezuela Telephone 582-509-2457 Fax 582-509-2425

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

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