On April 28, 2008, about 1425 coordinated universal time (UTC), a Piper PA-31-310, N6463L, was destroyed during impact with residences, shortly after takeoff from Aeropuerto Internacional Del Centro Simon Bolivar (SVMI), Maiquetia, Venezuela. The certificated airline transport pilot, two passengers, and five people on the ground were fatally injured. The flight was destined for Hato Airport (TNCC), Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.

According to preliminary information from the Junta Investigadora de Accidentes de Aviacion (JIAA) of Venezuela, the pilot reported a loss of engine power after takeoff, and attempted to return to the departure airport. During the return, the airplane impacted several buildings in a residential area, and a postcrash fire ensued.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Venezuela. Further information may be obtained from:

Junta Investigadora de Accidentes de AviaciĆ³n
Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Infraestructura
Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela
Av. Francisco de Miranda
Torre MINFRA, Piso-20
Caracas, Republica de Bolivariana de Venezuela

Tel: 58 (212) 2015551


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

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