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Date:Thursday 5 April 2001
Time:ca 08:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Operator:SATA - Servicio Autónomo de Transporte Aéreo
Registration: YV-O-SATA-6
MSN: BB-770
First flight: 1981
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Las Majaguas (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Caracas/La Carlota-Gen. Francisco de Miranda Air Base (SVFM), Venezuela
Destination airport:Barinas Airport (BNS/SVBI), Venezuela
Crash landed in an open field at Las Majaguas en-route Caracas-Miranda Air Base (SVFM) to Barinas (BNS), Venezuela after loss of power on both engines.

All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

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Distance from Caracas/La Carlota-Gen. Francisco de Miranda Air Base to Barinas Airport as the crow flies is 422 km (264 miles).

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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