On February 24, 2001, at about 1720 Atlantic standard time, a Cessna 206, YV-196P, operated by the pilot on a sport parachuting flight, crashed shortly after departure from Higuerote, Miranda, Venezuela. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The airplane crashed in the water near the beach area and was destroyed. The pilot and six parachutists sustained fatal injuries. The flight was originating at the time.

Witnesses in the area observed the aircraft take off and almost immediately nose down into the ocean.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Venezuela. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Oficina de Inspectoria Aeronautica
Parque Central Torre Este, piso 34
Caracas, 1010
Telephone: (582) 509-2457

This report is for informational purpose only and contains only information obtained from or released by the government of Venezuela.

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