NTSB Identification: DCA05RA093
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 16, 2005 in Machiques, Venezuela
Aircraft: Boeing MD-82, registration:
Injuries: 160 Fatal.

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

On August 16, 2005, at about 03:35 ADT, a West Caribbean Airways MD-82 crashed near Machiques, Venezuela after the pilot reported engine problems. The 8 crewmembers and 152 passengers onboard were fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was being operated as a charter flight from Panama City, Panama, to Fort de France, Martinique. The investigation is being conducted by the Venezuela Comite de Investigacion de Accidentes Aereos.

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