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Date:Saturday 5 March 2011
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Operator:Wyngs Aviation
Registration: YV196T
MSN: BB-540
First flight: 1979
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Union Island Airport (UNI) (   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Porlamar Airport (PMV/SVMG), Venezuela
Destination airport:Canouan Island Airport (CIW/TVSC), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Aircraft landed with a tailwind and overran the runway. A photo showed the aircraft with a collapsed nose wheel and badly damaged propeller blades. No reports of injuries.
The plane was heading to Canouan, when the pilot mistook Union Island for the neighbouring island.

Runway excursion



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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 Airport to Canouan Island Airport as the crow flies is 346 km (216 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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