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Date:Tuesday 24 May 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic B350 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 300 King Air 350
Operator:Polar Agroservicios/Transpolar Company
Registration: YV-783CP
MSN: FL-313
First flight: 2001
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Caracas (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport (SVCS), Venezuela
A Beechcraft 350 Super King Air, YV-783CP, operated by Polar Agroservicios/Transpolar Company, crashed in De Irapa Sector, in the state of Miranda, Venezuela. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and an instrument flight plan was filed. The pilot and passenger received fatal injuries, and the airplane was destroyed. The flight originated from Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS), Venezuela, the same day, about 15:40.
According to an official with the Venezuelan government, low ceilings and visibility existed at the time, and the airplane impacted terrain while in cruise flight.



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Distance from Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport to Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport as the crow flies is 40 km (25 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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