Accident description
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 11 March 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC93 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
Operator:AVENSA
Registration: YV-67C
C/n / msn: 47025/106
First flight: 1967
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 45
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 50
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Barquisimeto Airport (BRM) (   Venezuela) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Caracas Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Destination airport:Barquisimeto Airport (BRM/SVBM), Venezuela
Narrative:
The DC-9 landed hard in fog 1015m beyond the runway threshold following an ILS approach. The landing gear collapsed, causing the aircraft to slide off the runway and break up.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Improper in-flight decisions and inadequate supervision of the flight.


Classification:
Runway excursion

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Distance from Caracas Airport to Barquisimeto Airport as the crow flies is 265 km (166 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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