Venezuela

20-Jan-21 YV200T MD Helicopters MD500E Guanare, Venezuela (4F)

20-Jan-21 YV200T MD Helicopters MD500E Guanare, Venezuela (4F)

20-Jan-2021

Helicopter impacted lake.  All four POB died in the accident.  When the helicopter was recovered, one blade was missing and the tail boom had been sliced off.  Pilot named in this report as Elio Marcaccio while passengers Moisés Selvi and Euclides Quintero, and a unnamed 14 year-old were added from this report... Read more

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

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

4-Feb-2019

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... Read more

FlightSafety appoints Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

FlightSafety appoints Sales Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

23-Sep-2016Source: FlightSafety

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

Leonardo signs contracts for AW169 and AW109SPs in Latin America

Leonardo signs contracts for AW169 and AW109SPs in Latin America

9-Sep-2016Source: Leonardo

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

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

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

9-Sep-2015

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

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

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

23-Sep-2014

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... Read more

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

1-Aug-2014Source: Bell

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

Venezuela signs for 16 Enstrom 480Bs

Venezuela signs for 16 Enstrom 480Bs

26-Feb-2014Source: Enstrom

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

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

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

23-May-2013

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

Venezuela approves Bell 429, including weight increase

Venezuela approves Bell 429, including weight increase

20-Dec-2012Source: Bell

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

27-Nov-12 Eurocopter AS532 Liberator, Venezuela

27-Nov-12 Eurocopter AS532 Liberator, Venezuela

27-Nov-2012

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... Read more

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

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

18-May-2012

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... Read more

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

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

29-Mar-2012

Crashed during anti-drug operations... Read more

Turbomeca adds subsidiary in Mexico

Turbomeca adds subsidiary in Mexico

12-Feb-2012Source: Turbomeca

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

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

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

18-Jan-2012

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

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

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

15-Dec-2011

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.... Read more

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

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

15-Oct-2011

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... Read more

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

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

17-Aug-2011

Crashed into the sea, one survivor... Read more

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

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

23-Jul-2011

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

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

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

31-Mar-2011

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

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

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

10-Feb-2011

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

Venezuela orders eight AS532 Cougars

Venezuela orders eight AS532 Cougars

7-Feb-2011Source: HeliHub.com

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

Part of Venezuelan AS332 order allegedly diverted to Bolivia

Part of Venezuelan AS332 order allegedly diverted to Bolivia

19-Sep-2010Source: El Universal

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]... Read more

Concern in Venezuela after fourth Mi-17 accident

Concern in Venezuela after fourth Mi-17 accident

9-Sep-2010Source: El Nacional

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

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

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

7-Apr-2010Source: Prensa Latina

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

3-Jun-09 Santa Maria de Caparo, Venezuela

3-Jun-09 Santa Maria de Caparo, Venezuela

3-Jun-2009

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

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

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

3-May-2009

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

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

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

29-Mar-2009

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

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