Fire on a Boeing 767-269ER in Fort Lauderdale

Date & Time: Oct 29, 2015 at 1232 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N251MY
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Fort Lauderdale - Caracas
MSN:
23280/131
YOM:
30
Flight number:
DYA405
Crew on board:
9
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
101
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
15700
Copilot / Total flying hours:
4140
Circumstances:
The aircraft was taxiing to holding point runway 28R when the crew of an aircraft traveling behind it (Silver Saab 340) reported fuel was leaking from the plane, according to Federal Aviation Administration. The 767's captain requested to return to stand but had to stop the aircraft as a fire erupted on the left engine. All 110 occupants were evacuated via slides, among them 21 were injured. The fire was extinguished but damages to the left side of the aircraft are heavy (engine, wing, bottom of fuselage and wing root). It is believed that the aircraft is written off. NTSB reported that a coupling of the main fuel supply line had disconnected in the wing to engine strut above and aft of the engine. The coupling has been retained for further investigation. No evidence of an uncontained engine failure or other failure was found.

Crash of a Beechcraft Super King Air 200 in Maracaibo

Date & Time: Apr 25, 2015 at 1710 LT
Registration:
YV2803
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Caracas – Maracaibo
MSN:
BB-506
YOM:
1979
Location:
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
For unknown reason, the twin engine aircraft landed hard and lost its empennage and skidded for several yards before coming to rest in flames. While all five occupants were evacuated safely, the aircraft was written off. It seems the aircraft suffered an engine failure shortly before landing.

Crash of a Beechcraft B90 King Air off Saona Island: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 21, 2007 at 1217 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YV2327
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Caracas – La Romana
MSN:
LJ-499
YOM:
1970
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While descending to La Romana Airport following a flight from Caracas, the crew informed ATC about technical problems and ditched the aircraft about 64 km off Saona Island, southeast of La Romana. One passenger was killed while six other occupants were rescued by Porto Rico Coast Guards.

Crash of a PZL-Mielec AN-28 in Puerto Cabello: 13 killed

Date & Time: Jul 12, 2001 at 1246 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV-117CP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Puerto Cabello - Caracas
MSN:
AJE001-10
YOM:
1996
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
13
Circumstances:
Operated by Overtec, the aircraft was leased from a Polish company and was engaged in a demonstration flight from Puerto Cabello to Caracas on behalf of the Venezuelan National Guard. Shortly after takeoff from Puerto Cabello-General Bartolomé Salom Airport, while climbing, the twin engine aircraft encountered difficulties to gain height, stalled and crashed in an open field, bursting into flames. The aircraft was totally destroyed by a post crash fire and all 13 occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Loss of control during initial climb following a loss of power on one engine for undetermined reasons.

Crash of a Cessna 402A off Caracas: 6 killed

Date & Time: Mar 2, 1997 at 2145 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV-784C
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Caracas - Los Roques
MSN:
402A-0111
YOM:
1969
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Caracas-Maiquetía-Simon Bolívar Airport at 2145LT on a charter flight to Los Roques. Few minutes later, it went out of control and crashed in the sea bout 85 km north of Caracas. Some debris were found floating on water but no trace of the wreckage nor the six occupants.
Probable cause:
Due to lack of evidences, the exact cause of the accident could not be determined.