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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Datum:Dienstag 22 Mai 2007
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BE10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A100 King Air
Kennzeichen: YV1257
Werknummer: B-161
Baujahr: 1972
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-28
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Acarigua Airport (AGV) (   Venezuela)
Flugphase: Taxi (TXI)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Valencia-Arturo Michelena International Airport (VLN/SVVA), Venezuela
Flug nach:Acarigua Airport (AGV/SVAC), Venezuela
A Beechcraft A100 King Air, registration YV1257, was damaged when the nose landing gear collapsed as the airplane was parking after arrival at Acarigua Airport (AGV), Venezuela. The four occupants were not injured.

Probable Cause:

Causal factor (translated from Spanish): "Human. The right center safety latch mechanism of the nose landing gear was not installed."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JIAAC Venezuela
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: 034/2007
Download report: Final report


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Distance from Valencia-Arturo Michelena International Airport to Acarigua Airport as the crow flies is 157 km (98 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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