Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 12 July 1980
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Unknown
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Port-au-Prince Airport (PAP) (   Haiti)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Port-au-Prince Airport (PAP/MTPP), Haiti
Narrative:
The DC-3 had been in Port-au-Prince earlier and departed on July 12, 1980 with an unknown destination. That night around 21:15 the pilot attempted to land in the dark without having been in contact with air traffic control. The plane was not on a flight plan, was not expected and the pilot made no radio calls. The DC-3 rolled on its back and burned while making a low left base to runway 27 in the dark. There were 3 occupants found dead in the debris, one was in the cockpit, two in the back. The aircraft was loaded with marijuana.

Sources:
» Gilles Hudicourt


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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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