Date & Time: Sep 26, 2011 at 0855 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas DC-9
Operator:
Registration:
YV136T
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Caracas-Puerto Ordaz
MSN:
47738/830
YOM:
1976
Flight number:
VH342
Country:
Venezuela
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
125
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft made a very hard landing at Puerto Ordaz following a regular scheduled flight from Caracas. After touch down, the fuselage was bend in the rear and both engines broke off from their respectives mounts. All 130 occupants escaped but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.