On 17 April 2009 a flight operated by Línea Turística Aereotuy, and chartered by First Choice tour operator, prepared to take nine tourists back to Porlamar-del Caribe on Isla Margarita (Venezuela) after they had visited the country’s Canaima National Park.
At approximately 15:32 local time the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircraft attempted to take off from Canaima where there was heavy rain on the runway. The plane struggled to gain enough altitude and collided with a powerline 80 metres past the runway. The US manufactured aircraft was badly damaged in the accident, and as a consequence one six-year-old boy was killed and other passengers were injured.
Our Aviation team represents and advises a number of the passengers and the family of the deceased and experts at the firm are investigating the potential causes of this tragic accident including pilot error and potential fault with the aircraft’s components.
If you would like to speak in confidence to an expert regarding this accident, or any other aviation incident you were involved in, please contact a member of the aviation team on 0800 056 4110. The team will be able to advise you on the accident, the relevant law and the parties who may be liable.
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