Rutaca Airlines Flight 224

Rutaca Airlines Flight 224Thursday January 25, 2001
The plane caught fire shortly after taking off from Ciudad Bolivar where it had made a refueling stop. The pilot was unable to tell the tower what was wrong before rolling inverted and crashing into a neighborhood south of the city.

Crash Details

DateThursday January 25, 2001
LocationCiudad Bolivar, Venezuela
Passengers20
Crew4
Fatalities24
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeDouglas DC-3C (C47A-DL)
OperatorRutaca Airlines
RegistrationYV-224C
Flight OriginCanaina
Flight Destination Ciudad Bolivar
Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
Rutaca Airlines
Douglas DC-3C (C47A-DL)
2001