Luisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2522 posts, RR: 32 Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2431 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 Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2522 posts, RR: 32 Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2340 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.