NTSB Identification: MIA05WA031
Accident occurred Thursday, November 18, 2004 in Caracas, Venezuela
Aircraft: British Aerospace 3101, registration:
Injuries: 4 Fatal,17 Serious.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On November 18, 2004, about 1302 Atlantic standard time, a Jetstream 3101, Venezuelan registration YV-1083C, collided with the fire station when directional control was lost while landing in rain at Simon Bolivar International Airport, Caracas, Venezuela. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and an instrument flight plan was filed for the scheduled domestic passenger flight from El Vigia, Venezuela, to Caracas. The pilot and copilot along with 15 passengers received serious injuries. Four passengers received fatal injuries. The flight originated from El Vigia, the same day, at about 1200.

While landing in heavy rain on runway 9, the flight departed the runway to the right and collided with the airport fire station.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Venezuela. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Officina de Inspectoria Aeronautica
Parque Central Torre Este, Piso 34
Apartado de Correos 17587
Caracas, Venezuela
Fax: 58-212-509-2425

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained for the Government of Venezuela.

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