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04-Feb-19 Mil Mi-24 El Pao, Venezuela

The helicopter crashed during a military training exercise. Five occupants were injured – named here as Reynaldo Niño Lozano, Javier Enrique Ocanto Chinchilla, Juan Carlos Bohórquez Pérez, Yondry José Romero, and Michael Ibrahim

04-Feb-19

FlightSafety appoints Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

FlightSafety appoints Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Willy Vargas has been promoted to Director, Sales for Latin America and the Caribbean. He is responsible for FlightSafety’s training sales and business development activities in the region. “We congratulate Willy on his well-deserved promotion,” said Steve Gross, Senior Vice President, Commercial. “Willy is a highly effective and… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 23-Sep-16

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Leonardo signs contracts for AW169 and AW109SPs in Latin America

Leonardo signs contracts for AW169 and AW109SPs in Latin America

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced on 1 Sep that five corporate helicopters have recently been sold to three customers in South America. The sales include one AgustaWestland AW169 and twoGrandNew helicopters to corporate customers in Argentina, and another two GrandNew helicopters to a corporate customer inVenezuela. All five aircraft will be delivered by the end of 2016. The… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 09-Sep-16

09-Sep-15 YV-2349 Bell 206B Curiapo, Venezuela

Pilot encountered some sort of issue and reportedly landed away from a built-up area by crashing into the Orinoco River.  That said, there apepars to have been more than that as the main blades and rotorhead are ripped off.  The 2 POB named as Ceylan Orestes Requena Piña and Rafael José Aguirre Aguilera were safe… Read more »

09-Sep-15

23-Sep-14 YV-2537 Bell 206B Tumeremo, Venezuela (3F)

Crashed into heavy wooded area and wreckage not found until 05-Oct-14.  Pilot David Guerra had reported loss of power and autorotated into the jungle

23-Sep-14

Bell showcases 429 WLG’s capabilities through 5 month Latin America demo tour

Bell showcases 429 WLG’s capabilities through 5 month Latin America demo tour

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), showcased the versatility and superior performance of the Bell 429 WLG, the aircraft’s wheeled landing gear variant, with nearly 60 demonstration flights between March 2014 to July 2014 in Latin America. “We received great feedback from our customers about the retractable landing gear for ground taxi operations,”… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Aug-14

Venezuela signs for 16 Enstrom 480Bs

Venezuela signs for 16 Enstrom 480Bs

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce they have received a signed contract from the Venezuela Ministry of Defense for 16 training helicopters. The aircraft will be delivered within the next 18 months and will be used for training by the Venezuelan Air Force and Navy. The contract includes 16 standard model 480B helicopters as… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 26-Feb-14

23-May-13 PNB-8302 Eurocopter Bo105 Caracas, Venezuela (5F)

Crashed in low visibility while chasing a vehicle containing two hostages.  All five POB died.  Post crash fire

23-May-13

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Venezuela approves Bell 429, including weight increase

Venezuela approves Bell 429, including weight increase

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that Instituto Nacional de Aeronáutica Civil (INAC) has validated the Bell 429  to operate in Venezuela. Additionally INAC has endorsed the operation of the Bell 429 at 3402 kg (7,500 lbs.). This approval, based on Transport Canada’s certification, makes Venezuela the thirteenth country to endorse… Read more »

Source: Bell, 20-Dec-12

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27-Nov-12 Eurocopter AS532 Liberator, Venezuela

Accident occurred when helicopter  went to rescue the crew of a Chinese K8 trainer jet which crashed during an air show.  One report suggests a parachute became tangled in the tail rotor

27-Nov-12

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18-May-12 EV-0672 Mil Mi-17V5 San Felipe, Venezuela (4F)

Crashed on take off from an altitude of approx 10m on a training flight.  4 of 5 occupants killed – at least some from the Bolivian military, being trained in Venezuela.  One fatality named as Col. Oscar Martinez Mora.  Photo here shows the tail boom having been cut by the main rotors

18-May-12

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29-Mar-12 2216 Eurocopter AS332B Chaparralito, Venezuela (7F)

Crashed during anti-drug operations

29-Mar-12

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Turbomeca adds subsidiary in Mexico

Turbomeca adds subsidiary in Mexico

Turbomeca (Safran group) announces the creation of Turbomeca Mexico , Located in. the federal capital of Mexico , Called Federal District – DF. Turbomeca Mexico is Aimed at Supporting Turbomeca engines operators in Mexico, Central America and north of South America ( Bolivia , Colombia , Ecuador and Venezuela ). The primary goal of Turbomeca… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Feb-12

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18-Jan-12 YV1985 Bell 206L4 Canaima National Park, Venezuela (5F)

Tourist flight.  May be weather related.  Pilot named as Henry Francisco Viana Arias, with passengers Adriana Recao, Carlos Garmendia, Alvaro Trayer y Gerardo Barreto

18-Jan-12

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15-Dec-11 YV-2717 Eurocopter Bo105 Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela (1F)

Crashed and burned in a residential area on a post maintenance test flight.  1 fatal from 2POB – Pilot Pedro Malaver survived and engineer Edsel Pachecho did not.

15-Dec-11

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15-Oct-11 YVO126 Bell 412SP Santa Rosa, Venezuela

Crashed in wooded area after turning back due to weather.  7 POB – Pilot Óscar Cabrera, Co-pilot Ricardo Ortiz along with engineers Carlos Batista, Orber Godoni, Armando Sosa, Augusto Masias and Jose Guarimba.  One had second-degree burns and a fractured collarbone, all others had minor injuries only

15-Oct-11

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17-Aug-11 ARVB-0608 Bell 412 Boca de Uchire, Venezuela (8F)

Crashed into the sea, one survivor

17-Aug-11

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23-Jul-11 Bell B412 Maracao, Venezuela (1F)

Crashed into trees on landing in a military compound.  Killed 1 on the ground and debris injured a further 22

23-Jul-11

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31-Mar-11 YV-2414 Robinson R44 La Cascada, Venezuela

Crashed in pool below waterfall.  All four occupants survived – Pilot Daniel Arais and passengers Ricardo Ramirez, David Frais and Gustavo Perdomo

31-Mar-11

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10-Feb-11 YV447A Bell 47G4A Moran, Venezuela (1F)

Crashed in mountainous region, pilot named as (José Gregorio Escalona) was killed in the impact

10-Feb-11

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Venezuela orders eight AS532 Cougars

Venezuela orders eight AS532 Cougars

During the handover ceremony for the second Spanish-built coastal surveillance ship for the Venezuelan Navy, President Hugo Chavez said that his government intended odering eight helicopters to work with the new ships.  The ceremony was held at the Puerto Cabello naval base on the acceptance of the ship AB Yavir, pennant number GC-22. On Thursday,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Feb-11

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Part of Venezuelan AS332 order allegedly diverted to Bolivia

Part of Venezuelan AS332 order allegedly diverted to Bolivia

The story alleges that 2at least three helicopters have gone into the hands of the Bolivian Government, including the one that replaced the AS332B1 Super Puma aircraft which crashed in Colomi” [file photo]

Source: El Universal, 19-Sep-10

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14-Sep-10 ARBV-0302 Agusta-Bell 212 Isla de Margarita, Venezuela (2F)

14-Sep-10

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Concern in Venezuela after fourth Mi-17 accident

Concern in Venezuela after fourth Mi-17 accident

The most recent on 27th August was operating for the Venezuelan National Guard, and killed ten (see details in HeliHub’s Accident section)

Source: El Nacional, 09-Sep-10

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27-Aug-10 GN-10139 Mil Mi-17 Buena Vista del Meta, Venezuela (10F)

27-Aug-10

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Russia hands over four new Mi-17s to Venezuela during Putin visit

Russia hands over four new Mi-17s to Venezuela during Putin visit

With 31 cooperation contracts signed during Putin’s visit, Russia used the event to deliver four Mi-17s

Source: Prensa Latina, 07-Apr-10

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19-Feb-10 YV2191 Bell 206 Carayaca, Venezuela

19-Feb-10

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17-Oct-09 YV2439 Robinson R44 La Grita, Venezuela

17-Oct-09

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3-Jun-09 Santa Maria de Caparo, Venezuela

3-Jun-09 Bell B407 or B412 Santa Maria de Caparo, Venezuela

03-Jun-09

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Venezuela raises questions over Russian-built helicopters after four crashes in 11 months

Source: VHeadline, 11-May-09

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03-May-09 EV-08114 Mil Mi-17V5 El Alto de Rubio, Tachira State, Venezuela (17F)

3-May-09 EV-08114 Mil Mi-17V5 El Alto de Rubio, Tachira State, Venezuela

03-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Corporate AgustaWestland AW109 Grand in Venezuela

Source: Aviation Corner, 15-Apr-09

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29-Mar-09 YV-196A Eurocopter SE313 nr Santa Rita, Venezuela

29-Mar-09 YV-196A Eurocopter SE313 nr Santa Rita, Venezuela

29-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Eurocopter EC120 of Venezuela’s Guarico State Government

Source: Airliners.net, 24-Mar-09

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