Date & Time: Feb 12, 2008
Type of aircraft:
Douglas DC-9
Operator:
Registration:
YV298T
Flight Phase:
Taxiing
Flight Type:
Positioning
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
48147/1048
YOM:
1981
Country:
Venezuela
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Aircraft was on a post maintenance delivery mission. A crew of two engineers was positioning the aircraft from a technical hangar in Caracas-Simon Bolivar Airport to the main terminal. On the ramp, aircraft became out of control, went into the grass and collided with a drainage ditch, causing the left main gear to collapse and the left wing to be severely damaged. Both crew were uninjured while the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Loss of control for undetermined reasons.