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Last updated: 15 November 2018
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Date:Friday 7 June 1991
Time:16:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-201D
Operator:Victoria Air S.A.
Registration: N102AP
C/n / msn: 2257
First flight: 1940
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 32
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 35
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Puerto Plata-La Union Airport (POP) (   Dominican Republic)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:El Portillo/SamanŠ-Arroyo Barril International Airport (EPS/MDAB), Dominican Republic
Destination airport:Puerto Plata-La Union International Airport (POP/MDPP), Dominican Republic
Narrative:
The no. 2 engine failed while approaching Puerto Plata and the crew elected to carry out an emergency landing on runway 08. The first approach was abandoned and the remaining engine lost power. A forced landing was carried out in a sugar cane field.

Classification:
All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Scramble Vol.13, nr.04
» Scramble 152


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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 El Portillo/SamanŠ-Arroyo Barril International Airport to Puerto Plata-La Union International Airport as the crow flies is 134 km (84 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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