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 Partenavia P.68C-TC in La Bonanza: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 23, 2014
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV1706
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Valencia – Caracas
MSN:
242-07-TC
YOM:
1982
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot Amílcar Suárez, sole on board, was killed when the twin engine aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances in a mountainous area located near La Bonanza. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.

Crash of a Learjet 60 in Valencia: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 5, 2013 at 1000 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N119FD
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Caracas - Valencia
MSN:
60-029
YOM:
1994
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
On final approach to Valencia-Arturo Michelana Airport in poor weather conditions, aircraft crashed in a residential area, 2,055 meters short of runway. Aircraft was totally destroyed by impact forces and post impact fire. Both pilots were killed. A building, several houses and cars were also seriously damaged by fire.

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 off Los Roques: 6 killed

Date & Time: Jan 4, 2013 at 1145 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV2615
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Los Roques - Caracas
MSN:
020
YOM:
1968
Country:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft left Los Roques Island around 1130LT bound for Caracas with four passengers and a crew of two. After he left runway 07, crew was assigned to climb to 6,500 feet. Seven minutes later, crew informed ATC he was climbing to 5,000 feet and his position was some 10 NM from Gran Roque VOR. While cruising at 5,400 feet at a speed of 120 knots, aircraft lost height and dove into the sea. SAR did not find any trace of the aircraft nor the crew and all actions were suspended after one week. The Italian couturier Vittorio Missoni was among the passenger. In June 2013, some debris were localized by a deep of 75 meters into the sea and five bodies were found on 17OCT2013. Eventually, Venezuelan Authorities refloated the aircraft on 25NOV2013.

Crash of a Douglas DC-9 in Puerto Ordaz

Date & Time: Sep 26, 2011 at 0855 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV136T
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Caracas-Puerto Ordaz
MSN:
47738/830
YOM:
1976
Flight number:
VH342
Country:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
125
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
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.

Crash of a Britten-Norman Islander in Caracas

Date & Time: Aug 16, 2009 at 1805 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV212T
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Los Roques-Caracas
MSN:
171
YOM:
1970
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

On descent to Caracas, pilot informed ATC about technical problem. He ditch the aircraft off shore. All ten occupants were injured and rescued but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Boeing 737-2H4 in Caracas

Date & Time: Oct 16, 2008 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV162T
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Puerto Ordaz - Caracas
MSN:
23055/970
YOM:
1983
Country:
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
47
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
After landing on runway 28R, aircraft deviated from its course to the left. It eventually veered off runway to the left and went down an embankment. Nose gear collapsed and aircraft came to rest in overhang. All occupants evacuated safely and aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a Boeing 737-200 in Toacaso: 3 killed

Date & Time: Aug 30, 2008 at 2150 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV102T
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Caracas-Latacunga
MSN:
21545/525
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:

While descending to Latacunga airport by night, the aircraft crashed in a mountainous terrain. Rescue teams located debris the day after and all three crew members were killed. The aircraft was delivered from Caracas to a new owner based in Latacunga.

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Cheyenne in Caracas: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jul 2, 2008 at 1921 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
YV-1165
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
San Cristobal-Caracas
MSN:
31-7820067
YOM:
1978
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:

While approaching Caracas-Charallave airport at night, the pilot informed ATC about technical problem. Shortly after, the aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a dense forest. All three occupants were killed.