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Last updated: 20 October 2021
Datum:maandag 18 februari 2008
Tijd:ca 17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C650 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 650 Citation III
Registratie: N385EM
Constructienummer: 650-0145
Bouwjaar: 1987
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Caico Seco (   Venezuela)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Onbekend
Vliegveld van vertrek:Valencia-Arturo Michelena International Airport (VLN/SVVA), Venezuela
Vliegveld van aankomst:Puerto Ordaz/Ciudad Guayana-General Manuel Carlos Piar Airport (PZO/SVPR), Venezuela
The Citation III crashed and disintegrated in a field en route between Valencia (VLN) and Puerto Ordaz (PZO) in Venezuela.
The copilot probably gave his place on board to a passenger without any qualification to operate the aircraft, moments after takeoff. During the en-route flight phase, a failure of the primary pitch trim system was simulated by the activation of the secondary system, which would have resulted in an abnormal operation of the system, followed by violent loss of altitude and over speed condition.

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» Report A-149/CENIPA/2015


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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 Valencia-Arturo Michelena International Airport en Puerto Ordaz/Ciudad Guayana-General Manuel Carlos Piar Airport bedraagt 601 km (375 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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