Narrative:The Heron was over-rotated, lost control and crashed while the crew were executing a go-around.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the loss of directional control during a go-around from a landing attempt. Control was lost when the aircraft was overrotated at too low an airspeed to sustain flight. The crew's reasons for rejecting the landing are not known."
Loss of control
Official accident investigation report
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from San Juan-Isla Verde International Airport to Ponce-Mercedita Airport as the crow flies is 76 km (47 miles).