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.
|Date:||Friday 11 March 1983|
|Type:||McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32|
|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:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Barquisimeto Airport (BRM) (Venezuela)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Caracas Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela|
|Destination airport:||Barquisimeto Airport (BRM/SVBM), Venezuela|
PROBABLE CAUSE: Improper in-flight decisions and inadequate supervision of the flight.
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
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.