Factual Report: Jetstream ran into fire station

 - January 29, 2007, 10:50 AM

British Aerospace Jetstream 3101, Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 18, 2004– Jetstream YV-1083C (Venezuelan registration) lost directional control and crashed into the airport fire station while landing in IMC and heavy rain at Simon Bolivar International Airport, Caracas, Venezuela. The domestic Venezolana Linea Aerea Bolivariana flight from El Vigia, Venezuela, was on an IFR flight plan. Four passengers were killed, while the pilot, copilot and 15 passengers received serious injuries in the crash.

The government of Venezuela is currently investigating the accident.