Date & Time: Jun 17, 1991 at 2200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Castor Trading Company
Landing (descent or approach)
Caracas - Charallave
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was completing a positioning flight from Caracas Intl Airport to Charallave-Óscar Machado Zuloaga. On descent, the crew was informed that the ILS glideslope for runway 10 was unserviceable so the captain decided to improvise an unapproved LOC/DME approach by night. The copilot was the pilot-in-command when, at an altitude of 2,500 feet on approach, the aircraft struck the slope of a mountain located 9,3 km from the airport. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all four occupants were killed.
Controlled flight into terrain following a wrong approach configuration that led the aircraft descending below the minimum safe altitude.