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Status: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 4 January 2008
Time:09:42
Type:Silhouette image of generic L410 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Let L-410UVP-E3
Operator:Transaven
Registration: YV2081
MSN: 872015
First flight: 1987
Total airframe hrs:6135
Engines: 2 Walter M-601E
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) S off Los Roques Airport (LRV) (   Venezuela)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:Los Roques Airport (LRV/SVRS), Venezuela
Narrative:
A Let L-410UVP-E3, operated by Transaven, crashed into the sea off Los Roques Airport, Venezuela, killing all on board.
The flight had departed Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport at 09:13 on a flight to Los Roques.
At 09:38, while descending for Los Roques, the pilot radioed that both engines had failed. At that moment he was at 3000 feet, at 16 nm from the destination airport.
It is presumed that the pilot attempted to ditch in waters of the Los Roques archipelago since the aircraft was not able to reach the island.
The wreckage was not located until a new search operation was started in 2013 using the Sea Scout, a 134-foot survey vessel. The Venezuelan Attorney General reported on June 20, 2013 that the airplane had been successfully located six nautical miles off the coast of Los Roques, at a depth of about 3,200 feet (974 meters).

Probable Cause:

The final report did not contain a Probable Cause statement.

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: JIAAC Venezuela
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: 001/2008
Download report: Final report
Language: Spanish

Classification:
All engine powerloss
Ditching

Sources:
» Rescate


Photos

photo of Let-L-410UVP-E3-YV2081
accident date: 04-01-2008
type: Let L-410UVP-E3
registration: YV2081
photo of Let-410UVP-E-YV2081
accident date: 04-01-2008
type: Let 410UVP-E
registration: YV2081
photo of Let-410UVP-E-YV2081
accident date: 04-01-2008
type: Let 410UVP-E
registration: YV2081
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport to Los Roques Airport as the crow flies is 153 km (96 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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Let L-410

  • 1138+ built
  • 97th loss
  • 45th fatal accident
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