Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain near San Rafael de Yuma

Date & Time: Apr 5, 2019 at 2228 LT
Operator:
Registration:
YV312
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Venezuela in the evening on a probable drug smuggling flight with an unknown destination. At 2226LT, after it entered the Dominican Airspace, a crew of the Dominican Air Force was dispatched with an Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano but the PA-31 disappeared from radar screens at 2228LT after crashing in a sugar cane field located in the region of San Rafael de Yuma, between La Romana and Punta Cana. Due to limited visibility caused by night and poor weather conditions, SAR operations were suspended shortly after midnight. The wreckage was found in the next early morning. Nobody was found on site and the aircraft is probably written off. The registration YV312 may be a wrong one.

Crash of a BAe Jetstream 31 in Punta Cana

Date & Time: Oct 12, 2014 at 2025 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HI816
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
San Juan - Punta Cana
MSN:
694
YOM:
18
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was completing a flight from San Juan-Luis Munoz Marin Airport, in Puerto Rico, to Punta Cana, with two pilots and 11 passengers on board. The passengers were members of an Air Europa's crew positioning to Punta Cana. On landing by night on runway 08, it appears an engine failed and caught fire. Crew attempted an emergency braking procedure when the aircraft veered off runway and came to rest in flames. All 13 occupants were able to evacuate safely and only three of them were slightly injured. The aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.
Probable cause:
Engine fire on landing.

Crash of a Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain in Constanza: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 27, 2012 at 1545 LT
Registration:
N711WX
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Constanza-Saint-Domingue
MSN:
31-7552131
YOM:
1975
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from Constanza-14 de Junio Airport, bound to Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo, twin engine aircraft crashed and burned. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Cessna 501 Citation I in Saint Domingo, Dominican Republic: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 18, 2008 at 2029 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N233LC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Saint-Domingue-San Juan
MSN:
501-0055
YOM:
1978
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:

The aircraft crashed into the sea three minutes after take off from Santo Domingo-Las Americas airport for unknown reasons.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-62 in Saint Domingo, Dominican Republic

Date & Time: Apr 20, 2008 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CU-T1283
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Saint-Domingue-La Havane
MSN:
4053823
YOM:
1991
Flight number:
CU201
Crew on board:
8
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
109
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Few minute after takeoff from Santo Domingo airport, while cruising at 25,000 feet, crew informed ATC that engine #2 exploded and that a decompression occurred. Pilots decided to return urgently to Santo Domingo and landing was uneventful. However, the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair due to severe damages to fuselage and engine #1 & 2.

Crash of a Britten-Norman Islander in Dominican Republic

Date & Time: Feb 7, 2008 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HI-653CA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Santiago de los Caballeros-La Romana
MSN:
0008
YOM:
1967
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
En route, one engine lost power and the crew elected to make an emergency landing. On touch down, landing gear were torn off and the aircraft came to rest. All occupants escaped uninjured but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.