Citation III Crashes in Venezuela

 - February 26, 2008, 6:58 AM

A 1987 U.S.-registered Cessna Citation III crashed in Venezuela on February 18, but details are scant. The accident is not in the NTSB database, and a spokesman told AIN this morning that the Board had no plans to dispatch an investigator to the scene of this accident on foreign soil. Unconfirmed reports say the airplane plummeted to the ground from FL330, killing the three people on board. Beyond telling AIN yesterday that the company had sent a representative to Venezuela to assist in the investigation, a Cessna official could not comment further on the accident. The aircraft, S/N 0145 and carrying the registration N385EM, was in the Flight Options fleet until it was sold in 2006, a spokeswoman for the fractional operator confirmed