Luisde8cd From Venezuela, joined Aug 2004, 2516 posts, RR: 34 Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1915 times:
The plane in question was a M26 Skytruck. Plane took off from Puerto Ayacucho, a small town on the colombian border and the capital of the Amazonas state, and was headed to SVFM air force base located in the middle of Caracas.
SVFM allows daylight-only ops and there are no NAV AIDS. Pilots must fly visual approach to rwy 10. All take-offs and landings use runway 10.
Luisde8cd From Venezuela, joined Aug 2004, 2516 posts, RR: 34 Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1824 times:
Yes that's La Carlota.
A little geography lesson... Caracas is located in a valley, so planes have to fly low over mountains to enter the valley. This is done without any nav aids and there are times that clouds and fog are present around the mountains. Many GA planes have crashed in the area surrounding this crash site.
May they all rest in peace.
Viasa we miss you!. Good times will return after Chavez is gone!