Narrative:The 767 departed runway 09 at Porlamar (PMV) on Isla Margarita. Instead of maintaining runway heading, the airplane turned left to 032 degrees on a heading direct towards the PERRY intersection (located in the Caribbean at 13░ 14' 37N 63░ 5' 14W). This took the airplane over mountainous terrain. The GPWS began to sound and the plane was pulled up a bit. At a height of about 1000 m the left wing struck one of five TV masts on top of the Cerro Copey, some 8 or 9 metres below the top. The top of the mast was ripped off and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing. After dumping fuel, a safe landing was made back at Porlamar.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||Wednesday 24 June 1992|
|C/n / msn:|| 25209/382|
|First flight:|| 1991-07-16 (11 months)|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4060|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 251|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 263 |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Repaired|
|Location:||Cerro Copey (Venezuela)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Porlamar-del Caribe Santiago Mari˝o International Airport (PMV/SVMG), Venezuela|
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.