Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 7 December 1995
Time:17:54 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900D
Operator:Air St. Martin
Registration: F-OHRK
C/n / msn: UE-119
First flight: 1994
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67D
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 30 km S of Port-au-Prince Airport (PAP) (   Haiti) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Pointe-à-Pitre-Le Raizet Airport (PTP/TFFR), Guadeloupe
Destination airport:Port-au-Prince Airport (PAP/MTPP), Haiti
Narrative:
The Beech drifted 10nm off course and collided with a mountain at 5030 feet after being cleared to descend to 4000 feet.
The aircraft was flying illegal Haitian immigrants back from Cayenne via Guadeloupe .


Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Flight International 20.12.95-2.01.96(7)
» NTSB
» Scramble 200(40)
» Scramble 201(48)


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Distance from Pointe-à-Pitre-Le Raizet Airport to Port-au-Prince Airport as the crow flies is 1163 km (727 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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