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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Datum:zondag 16 augustus 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-6 Islander
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Islas Aviation Services
Registratie: YV212T
Constructienummer: 171
Bouwjaar: 1970-04-08 (39 years 5 months)
Aantal vlieguren:10187
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:4 km (2.5 mijl) van Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS) (   Venezuela)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Los Roques Airport (LRV/SVRS), Venezuela
Vliegveld van aankomst:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
A Britten-Norman BN-2A-6 Islander, registration YV212T, departed Los Roques Airport (LRV) on an overwater flight to Caracas, Venezuela with ten persons on board.
The en route part of the flight was uneventful. Caracas Approach Control cleared the flight to descend to 1500 feet. At 7 nautical miles (13 km) from the airport the pilot flew two circles before further clearance was received to descend to 1000 feet. At 5 nautical miles (9,3 km) from the airport the pilot flew another two circles at 1000 feet because the flight was number seven on approach to Caracas.
While descending through 600 feet both engines suddenly quit. The pilot then decided to carry out a ditching about 4 km offshore from Caracas Airport. All ten aboard were rescued by the Coast Guard. Three passengers sustained minor injuries.

Probable Cause:

Cause (translated from Spanish):
Due to the circumstances in which the accident occurred, it is possible to conclude that the cause of the accident was sudden and sequential shutdown of both engines, by the total absence of fuel at the time of the accident.
The lack of verification during the pre-flight check of the fuel required for the realization of the planned flights for the day of the accident, allows to establish the Human Factor as a causal factor of the accident.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JIAAC Venezuela
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: 040/2009
Download report: Final report



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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Los Roques Airport en Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport bedraagt 153 km (96 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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