Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 16 October 2008
Time:ca 15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-2H4
Operator:Rutaca
Registration: YV162T
C/n / msn: 23055/970
First flight: 1983-05-26 (25 years 5 months)
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9A (HK3)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 47
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 54
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS) (   Venezuela) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Puerto Ordaz Airport (PZO/SVPR), Venezuela
Destination airport:Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Venezuela
Narrative:
RUTACA Boeing 737 registered YV162T landed on runway 28R at Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS) following a domestic flight from Puerto Ordaz (PZO). After touchdown the airplane swerved to the left. The nose came to rest on the runway embankment.
The weather at the time of the incident (18:00 UTC) was reported as:
SVMI 161800Z 34002KT 9999 -DZ SCT016 OVC090 26/23 Q1012= (wind 340 degrees at 2 knots, light drizzle, scattered clouds at 1,600 ft. and overcast 9,000 ft., temperature 26°C,dewpoint 23°C, QNH 1012 mb.)


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Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» El Universal
» Globovision


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
26 MAY 1983 N96SW Southwest Airlines
31 OCT 2005 YV-1360 Avior Airlines

Map
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 Puerto Ordaz Airport to Caracas-Simón Bolívar International Airport as the crow flies is 528 km (330 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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