NTSB Identification: MIA87IA166.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33642.
Scheduled 14 CFR operation of VENEZUELAN INT'L AIRWAYS
Incident occurred Friday, May 29, 1987 in CARACAS, Venezuela
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: BOEING 747-245F, registration: N813FT
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

FLIGHT EXPERIENCED LEAKAGE OF A FIVE GALLON CONTAINER OF GLUTARALDEHYDE LISTED BY THE SHIPPER AS A CLASS 8 CORROSIVE ON THE AIRCRAFTS UPPER DECK ENROUTE MIAMI, FLORIDA TO CARACAS, VENEZUELA. THE CHEMICAL WAS LATER FOUND NOT TO BE CORROSIVE AND THE AIRCRAFT WAS CLEANED AND RETURNED TO SERVICE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

TIE DOWN..IMPROPER..GROUND PERSONNEL

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