On October 28, 2002, at 1830 universal standard time (UTC), a Piper PA-34-200T airplane, Venezuelan registration YV-2459P, was destroyed upon impact with terrain under unknown circumstances near Caraballeda, in the State of Vargas, in the Republic of Venezuela. The commercial pilot and his 3 passengers were fatally injured. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed throughout the area for the cross-country flight for which a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed. The 350-kilometer domestic flight originated from the Barcelona Airport (SVBC), at time unknown, with the Simon Bolivar International Airport (SVMI), near Maiquetia, as its intended destination.

The pilot and the three passengers were reported to be citizens of the United States residing in Venezuela.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Government of the Republic of Venezuela. Any further information may be obtained from:

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Oficina de Inspectoria Aeronautica
Parque Central, Torre Este, Piso 34
Apartado de Correos 17587
Caracas, Venezuela

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

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