Date: August 21, 2004
Time: 1628
Location: Near Maracay, Venezuela
Operator: Military - Venezuelan Air Force
Flight #: ?
Route: La Orchila Air Base - Maracay
AC Type: Shorts 360
Registration: FAV-1652
cn / ln: SH3123
Aboard: 25   (passengers:22  crew:3)
Fatalities: 25   (passengers:22  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane as it was returning from the Caribbean island of La Orchila and descending through 9,500 ft. The plane crashed in a mountainous region of northeastern Venezuela in thunderstorms. The plane was carrying a mixture of military and civilian passengers.

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