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Date:Monday 13 September 2010
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-320
Registration: YV1010
MSN: 371
First flight: 1994-02-07 (16 years 7 months)
Total airframe hrs:27085
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 47
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 51
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:13 km (8.1 mls) SE of Puerto Ordaz Airport (PZO) (   Venezuela)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Porlamar-del Caribe Santiago Mariño International Airport (PMV/SVMG), Venezuela
Destination airport:Puerto Ordaz Airport (PZO/SVPR), Venezuela
An ATR-42-320 passenger plane, registered YV1010, was destroyed in an accident at Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. Forty-seven passengers and four crew members were on board. Seventeen occupants were killed in the accident.
Flight Conviasa 2350 had departed Porlamar-del Caribe Santiago Mariño International Airport (PMV) on a domestic service to Puerto Ordaz Airport (PZO). It came down in an industrial area about 8 km short of runway 07.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: The DGPIAAE determined that the most probable cause for the occurrence of the accident was the malfunction of the centralised crew warning system (CCAS/CAC) with erroneous activation of the flight loss of lift warning system, and as a contributing factor, deficiencies in the crew resource management, loss of situational awareness, inadequate coordination during the decision-making process to deal with abnormal situations in flight, ignorance of the loss of lift warning system and inadequate handling of flight controls.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: JIAAC Argentina
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 years and 4 months
Accident number: 036/2010
Download report: Final report
Language: Spanish

Loss of control

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photo of ATR-42-320-G-BVJP
accident date: 13-09-2010
type: ATR 42-320
registration: G-BVJP

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 Porlamar-del Caribe Santiago Mariño International Airport to Puerto Ordaz Airport as the crow flies is 319 km (199 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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