Crash of a Cessna 501 Citation I/SP off Santo Domingo: 1 killed

Date & Time: Aug 18, 2008 at 2029 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N223LC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Santo Domingo - San Juan
MSN:
501-0055
YOM:
1978
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Santo Domingo-Las Améericas Airport at 2026LT on a positioning flight to San Juan, Porto Rico. While climbing in night conditions, the pilot lost control of the airplane that crashed in the sea few km offshore. SAR operations were initiated but no trace of the aircraft nor the pilot was found.

Crash of an Ilyushin II-62M in Saint Domingo

Date & Time: Apr 20, 2008 at 1430 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CU-T1283
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Santo Domingo - Havana
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-Las Américas Airport, while cruising at an altitude of 25,000 feet, some 83 km from Santo Domingo, the captain informed ATC about the explosion of the engine n°2 and that a cabin decompression occurred. The crew was cleared for an immediate return and the aircraft landed uneventful few minutes later. All 117 occupants evacuated safely. However, the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair due to severe damages to the engines n°2 and n°1 as well as the fuselage because debris of the engine n°2 punctured the fuselage and came to rest in the cabin.

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander in El Prado

Date & Time: Feb 7, 2008 at 1720 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HI-653CA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Santiago de los Caballeros – Punta Cana
MSN:
8
YOM:
1967
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
21405
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft was completing a touristic flight from Punta Cana to Santiago de los Caballeros and back. During the return flight to Punta Cana, the pilot elected to make a fuel stop at La Romana because he failed to refuel at Santiago de los Caballeros and was aware that the left tank fuel gage was inoperative. En route, the left engine failed. The pilot elected to restart it but without success. He decided to attempt an emergency landing in a sugarcane field located in El Prado. Upon landing, the aircraft lost its undercarriage and slid for few dozen metres before coming to rest. All nine occupants escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
The accident occurred due to the fact that engine # 1 was turned off due to lack of fuel and when making the emergency landing the captain could not keep the aircraft in the correct path of the selected lane for said landing.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft B90 King Air off Saona Island: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 21, 2007 at 1217 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
YV2327
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Caracas – La Romana
MSN:
LJ-499
YOM:
1970
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
While descending to La Romana Airport following a flight from Caracas, the crew informed ATC about technical problems and ditched the aircraft about 64 km off Saona Island, southeast of La Romana. One passenger was killed while six other occupants were rescued by Porto Rico Coast Guards.

Crash of a Raytheon 390 Premier I in Santo Domingo

Date & Time: Jan 8, 2003 at 1824 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N390RB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Santo Domingo - Santo Domingo
MSN:
RB-26
YOM:
2002
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft overran the runway and came to rest in a parking lot, while landing at Herrera International Airport, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, while on a 14 CFR Part 91 positioning flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed. The airplane received substantial damage and the airline transport-rated pilot, copilot, and two passengers received minor injuries. The flight originated from Las Americas International Airport, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the same day, about 1810. The pilot stated they made a normal approach and landing on runway 19 at Herrera International Airport. Once on the ground they activated lift dump spoilers, but the system failed. They were unable to stop the airplane on the remaining runway. The airplane came to a stop, inverted beyond a street that is at the end of the runway.

Crash of a Beechcraft B60 Duke off Santo Domingo: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jan 3, 2003 at 2030 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HI-774CT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Santo Domingo - Santo Domingo
MSN:
P-445
YOM:
1977
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane departed Santo Domingo-Las Américas International Airport on a short flight to the Santo Domingo-Herrera Airport located downtown. Following a night takeoff, the pilot encountered a loss of power on the right engine and was unable to feather its propeller. As the propeller was windmilling, he was unable to maintain a safe altitude and elected to ditch the aircraft that crashed in the sea about 800 metres offshore. The pilot was seriously injured and the passenger was killed.

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain near Cambita Garabitos: 1 killed

Date & Time: Nov 3, 2002 at 2330 LT
Registration:
N74946
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Nassau - Port-au-Prince
MSN:
31-7305095
YOM:
1973
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
On November 3, 2002, at 2330 central standard time, a Piper PA-31-350 twin-engine airplane, N74946, was destroyed upon impact with terrain during a forced landing following a loss of engine power to both engines near Cambita, Dominican Republic. One passenger was fatally injured and the commercial pilot and another passenger were seriously injured. The airplane was owned and operated by an unknown individual. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the international cross country-flight for which an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan was filed. The flight originated in Nassau, The Bahamas, at an undetermined time, with Port-au-Prince at its intended destination; however, the flight proceeded to Santo Domingo, after encountering severe weather conditions at Port-au-Prince.

Crash of a Rockwell Aero Commander 500 near Puerto Plata: 7 killed

Date & Time: Jan 28, 2001 at 0815 LT
Operator:
Registration:
HI-535SP
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Santo Domingo - Puerto Plata
MSN:
500-840
YOM:
1959
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
While descending to Puerto Plata Airport, the crew encountered poor weather conditions and limited visibility due to low clouds and fog. The twin engine aircraft struck the slope of Mt Loma del Toro located few km from Puerto Plata and was destroyed. All seven occupants were killed. The crew started the approach prematurely and descended too low in poor visibility.

Crash of a Cessna 401 in La Romana: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 2, 2000 at 1240 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
HI-696CT
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Romana - La Romana
MSN:
401-0021
YOM:
1967
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
On June 2, 2000, about 1240 Atlantic standard time, a Cessna 401, Dominican Republic registration HI-696CT, registered to and operated by Air Century, crashed shortly after takeoff from La Romana International Airport, La Romana, Dominican Republic, while on an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The aircraft was destroyed. The commercial-rated pilot received fatal injuries. The commercial-rated second pilot received serious injuries. The flight was originating at the time of the accident. Civil aviation authorities stated that the flight was an instructional flight. Shortly after takeoff on runway 12, the pilot simulated the failure of the left engine. Control of the aircraft was lost and the aircraft crashed 350 meters from the runway. Examination of the aircraft and engines showed no mechanical anomalies.

Crash of a Cessna 207 Skywagon in Las Terrenas: 7 killed

Date & Time: Jan 22, 2000 at 1145 LT
Registration:
HI-528CT
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
207-0112
YOM:
1969
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was completing a local touristic flight with six passengers and a pilot on board. While flying at low altitude in the vicinity of the Samaná Bay, the aircraft collided with a coconut tree. The right wing was torn off and the aircraft crashed, killing all seven occupants. Weather conditions were good at the time of the accident.