Crash of a Gulfstream GIV in Samaná: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 4, 2021 at 1848 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N317MJ
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
1122
YOM:
1989
Location:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances, killing the pilot, sole on board.

Crash of a Rockwell Grand Commander 690B in Batey Palo Bonito: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 11, 2021 at 2100 LT
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft entered the Dominican airspace without clearance while probably being involved in an illegal mission (contraband). After being traced by an A-29B Super Tucano, it crashed in unknown circumstances in a sugar cane field located in Batey Palo Bonito. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and both occupants were killed.

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
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 3101 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:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3850
Captain / Total hours on type:
3000.00
Aircraft flight hours:
29780
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín (Isla Verde) Airport, Puerto Rico, on a charter flight to Punta Cana, carrying two pilots, one flight attendant and 10 crew members from Air Europa positioning to Punta Cana. Following an uneventful flight, the crew completed the approach and landing on runway 08. After a roll of about 1,500 feet, the aircraft deviated to the left, made a 45° turn, veered off runway and came to rest in a wooded area, bursting into flames. All 13 occupants evacuated safely, among them two passengers were slightly injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of the combination of human and technical factor. During the approach to land, the crew observed a fluctuation in oil pressure in the instrument panel of the #2 (right) engine. After landing, the crew activated the thrust reversers on both engines without waiting for the Beta light, an essential indication to ensure a proper operation of those system. This configuration caused the aircraft to turn sharply to the left at an angle of 45° because the thrust reverser system activated on the left engine only. The fluctuation in the oil pressure observed by the crew on final approach and the malfunction of the right engine was the consequence of an oil leak in flight.
Final Report:

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Constanza: 2 killed

Date & Time: Sep 27, 2012 at 1545 LT
Registration:
N711WX
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Constanza - Santo Domingo
MSN:
31-7552131
YOM:
1975
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Constanza-14 de Junio Airport, bound to Las Américas Airport in Santo Domingo, the twin engine aircraft went out of control and crashed in a wooded area, bursting into flames. The burnt wreckage was found near the village of Tireo, about 3 km northeast of the airport. The aircraft was destroyed and both occupants were killed. The exact circumstances of the accident are unclear. It is believed that the flight was illegal and that a load of 11 of cocaine was found at the crash site.

Crash of a Rockwell Aero Commander 500 in Santo Domingo

Date & Time: Sep 23, 2010 at 1245 LT
Registration:
N100PV
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
San Juan - Santo Domingo
MSN:
500-784
YOM:
1959
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2500
Captain / Total hours on type:
100.00
Aircraft flight hours:
7810
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed San Juan-Isla Grande Airport on a private flight to Santo Domingo with two passengers and two pilots on board. On final approach to Santo Domingo-Las Américas-Dr. José Francisco Peña Gómez Airport, at an altitude of 2,000 feet and at a distance of 8 km from the airport, both engines failed simultaneously. As the crew realized he was unable to reach the airport, he attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed in a dense wooded area located about one km southeast of runway 35 threshold. All four occupants escaped uninjured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Double engine failure on final approach due to fuel exhaustion. It was determined that prior to takeoff from San Juan Airport, the fuel quantity in the tanks was sufficient for the flight to Santo Domingo. But the fuel cap was missing prior to takeoff and the crew applied some 'duct tape' in an attempt to replace the fuel cap. Despite the aircraft was unworthy, the crew decided to takeoff in such conditions. Because the fuel cap was missing, some fuel leaked in flight, causing both engines to stop on final approach to Santo Domingo Airport.
Final Report: