Venezuela

Caracas-Bound Venezolana Airlines Plane Rejects Takeoff

Sunday, June 11, 2017
By George Hatcher
Caracas-Bound Venezolana Airlines Plane Rejects Takeoff

Venezolana Airlines flight VNE-222 had to reject takeoff from Maracaibo, Venezuela, on June 9th. The Boeing 737-200 plane was accelerating to takeoff for Caracas, Venezuela, when both nose tires burst, forcing the crew to rejected takeoff. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Aeropostal Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Venezuela

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
By George Hatcher
Aeropostal Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Venezuela

Aeropostal Airlines flight VH-150 made an emergency landing in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, on February 27th. The plane flying from Caracas, Venezuela, was on approach to Barquisimeto when the crew received an engine fire indication. The plane continued for a safe landing. The passengers were evacuated via slides. No injuries were reported. Download article as PDF »

Laser Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Caracas

Saturday, February 18, 2017
By George Hatcher
Laser Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Caracas

Laser Airlines flight QL-940 had to return and make an emergency landing in Caracas, Venezuela, on February 17th. The plane took off for Maracaibo, Venezuela, but had to return shortly afterwards after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed back safely. All 148 people aboard remained unharmed. Download... »

Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Caracas

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
By George Hatcher
Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Caracas

Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela flight VH-302 had to return and make an emergency landing in Caracas, Venezuela, on February 12th. The plane took off for Porlamar, Venezuela, but had to return shortly afterwards after one of the engines emitted flames and a loud bang. The plane landed back safely. All passengers and crew members... »

Laser Airlines Plane Returns to Venezuela after Engine Failure

Sunday, April 17, 2016
By George Hatcher
Laser Airlines Plane Returns to Venezuela after Engine Failure

Laser Airlines flight QL-905 had to return and make an emergency landing at Santiago Marino Caribbean International Airport, Porlamar, Isla Margarita, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela, on April 14th. The McDonnell Douglas MD-81, en-route to Caracas, Venezuela, had just climbed out of Santiago’s runway when the crew reported a right hand engine failure, prompting the plane... »

August 16: West Caribbean Flight 708

Saturday, August 16, 2014
By George Hatcher
August 16: West Caribbean Flight 708

For most people August 16 was just a day. But there are still some people who remember this day as the day in 2005 that one hundred fifty-two people died aboard a MD-82 near Machiques Venezuela. First one engine failed, then the second. After both engines flamed out, Flight 708 requested an emergency landing... »

Chopper Crashes in Kidnap Rescue Attempt

Thursday, May 23, 2013
By George Hatcher
Chopper Crashes in Kidnap Rescue Attempt

On 23-MAY-2013 two engineers were being held hostage. A Venezuelan police MBB Bo 105M a survey chopper was on a surveillance mission as part of “a new anti-crime initiative”. The chopper was engaged to surveil a car with two engineers being held hostage when the helicopter crashed on a road in El Junquito in... »

Woman Dies in Venezuela Crash, Survivors Rescued

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
By George Hatcher

On Feb 2, 2013, a privately owned Beechcraft 58 Baron with six aboard crashed in the Gulf of Cariaco, Venezuela. The flight had taken off from Puerto Ordaz Airport and was en route to DelCaribe Gen S Marino Airport but suffered a complete loss of engine power. The pilot declared an emergency due to... »

Fashion Mogul Plane Missing in Venezuela

Saturday, January 5, 2013
By George Hatcher

On January 4, 2012, a plane taking off at 11:00AM went missing at 11:30AM. The party was en route from the resort Los Roques Venezuela traveling 100 miles to Caracas and disappeared from radar. A search has been initiated for the private plane, a twin-engine Britten Norman BN2 Islander. Map Listed on the flight... »

Venezuelan Helicopter Crashes with 5 aboard

Saturday, May 19, 2012
By George Hatcher

What: Venezuelan Army Mil Mi-17V5 Where: Felipe/Sub Tenient Nestor Arias Airport, Venezuela When: May 18, 2012 Who: 5 aboard, 4 fatalities, 1 injured Why: During training in San Felipe, the army chopper crashed, killing pilot Col. Oscar Martinez, First Lieutenant Ramses Bolivar and Ribas Daniel flight attendants, first sergeant, and Chon Billonto Ribas, Sergeant.... »

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