Accident Cessna 206 Stationair YV-229C, Friday 29 June 1984
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Date:Friday 29 June 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 206 Stationair
Registration: YV-229C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Ilú Tepui -   Venezuela
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:SVED
Destination airport:SVSE
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
On June 29, 1984 YV-229C took off past 3pm from El Dorado to Santa Elena de Uairén, with Captain Richard Tortorello and passengers Oscar Aleman and Antonio Castillo (Venezuelan Ministry of Finances), Carlos Luporsi (photographer) and Rafael Rodríguez (investigative police DISIP local chief) and José Jereige.
A more than 2 month search failed to find the wreckage, that finally was viewed from the air by chance on June 25, 1986 on Mount Roraima, near Venezuela-Guyana border.


Correo del Caroní and witness accounts
Terry Denham
Juan F Arminio
Grupo Rescate Oriente

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
20-Jan-2017 19:36 jfarminio Updated [Date, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Feb-2017 19:26 TB Updated [Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2017 15:08 jfarminio Updated [Source]

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