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Date:Wednesday 26 August 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic C550 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna S550 Citation S/II
Registration: YV3125
MSN: S550-0085
First flight: 1986
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport (   Venezuela)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Barcelona-Gen J A Anzoategui Airport (BLA/SVBC), Venezuela
Destination airport:Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport (SVCS), Venezuela
A Cessna S550 Citation SII jet sustained substantial damage in a runway excursion accident at Charallave-Oscar Machado Zuloaga Airport in Venezuela. The aircraft skidded off runway 10 and went down an embankment.
It is reported that the first landing attempt was aborted. Following a second approach the aircraft is said to have touched down about half way down the 2000 m (6562 ft) long runway.

The aircraft operated on a flight from Aruba-Reina Beatrix Airport (AUA) to Charallave with an en route stop at Barcelona, Venezuela. On board were members of the Los Cadillac's band and Venezuelan actor and singer Arán de las Casas.

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Distance from Barcelona-Gen J A Anzoategui Airport to Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga Airport as the crow flies is 232 km (145 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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Citation S/II

  • 159 built
  • 7th loss
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  • 83rd worst accident (at the time)
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