Accident Cessna T207A Turbo Stationair 8 II YV-2557-P, Monday 23 March 1998
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Date:Monday 23 March 1998
Type:Cessna T207A Turbo Stationair 8 II
Owner/operator:Misión Nuevas Tribus
Registration: YV-2557-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Toqui -   Venezuela
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Toqui airstrip
Destination airport:Puerto Ayacucho (SVPA)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Shortly after take-off the pilot encountered the Cerro Duido mountains, while maneuvering through the overcast mountains found himself in a canyon and unable to turn around or climb out, the pilot, Rick Burd, attempted to land on a rocky ledge but the terrain proved lethal. The aircraft was found by rescuers days later and the plane was unrecognizable, all occupants died in the tragic accident.


Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
16-Aug-2011 14:28 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2012 08:29 Editor Updated [Nature, Narrative]
23-Apr-2015 18:58 TB Updated [Registration, Nature, Source]
23-Feb-2017 14:22 TB Updated [Aircraft type]

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