Accident description
Last updated: 30 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 15 August 1973
Time:14:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-6 Islander
Operator:Turks & Caicos Airways
Registration: N38JA
C/n / msn: 211
First flight: 1971
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dondon (   Haiti)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Port-au-Prince-Mais Gate Airport (PAP/MTPP), Haiti
Destination airport:Cap Haitien Airport (CAP/MTCH), Haiti
Narrative:
The Islander entered an uncontrolled descent and crashed following in-flight airframe failure.

Sources:
» Aviation News 28 Sep. 1973
» BAAA-ACRO
» NTSB


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Distance from Port-au-Prince-Mais Gate Airport to Cap Haitien Airport as the crow flies is 128 km (80 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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