If you wish to contribute or participate in the discussions about articles you are invited to join SKYbrary as a registered user
|Region||South America and Caribbean|
|Coordinates||10° 36' 10.5408", -66° 59' 26.1672"|
|Close to||Caribbean Sea|
Caracas/Maiquetia International Airport
ICAO: SVMI IATA: CCS
Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetia is an international airport located in Maiquetía, Venezuela, about 21 km11.339 nm
68,897.638 ft from downtown Caracas.
Tropical Savanna climate (Köppen climate classification As & Aw).
Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of SVMI
- A332, Caracas Venezuela, 2013 (On 13 April 2013, an Air France Airbus A330-200 was damaged during a hard (2.74 G) landing at Caracas after the aircraft commander continued despite the aircraft becoming unstabilised below 500 feet agl with an EGPWS ‘SINK RATE’ activation beginning in the flare. Following a superficial inspection, maintenance personnel determined that no action was required and released the aircraft to service. After take off, it was impossible to retract the landing gear and the aircraft returned. Considerable damage from the earlier landing was then found to both fuselage and landing gear which had rendered the aircraft unfit to fly.)