Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Thursday 7 February 2008
Time:ca 19:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Operator:Caribair, S.A.
Registration: HI-653CA
C/n / msn: 8
First flight: 1967-10-09 (40 years 4 months)
Engines: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:El Seibo (   Dominican Republic) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Santiago de los Caballeros-Cibao International Airport (STI/MDST), Dominican Republic
Destination airport:La Romana-Casa de Campo International Airport (LRM/MDLR), Dominican Republic
Narrative:
Crash-landed following engine failure.

Sources:
» Avioneta cae en El Seibo con 9 a bordo (El Caribe CDN, 8-2-2008)


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
09 OCT 1967 G-51-1 first flight
09 OCT 1967 I-TRAM Aertirrena
G-AVRC Britten-Norman
TF-REJ Vaengir
G-AVRC
07 JUN 1978 N28BN Air Investments
N28BN Luciya Air Services, Bahamas
N28BN Coastal Air Transport Inc.
N28BN LAPSA
22 MAY 1992 HI-
N28BN Caribair Inc.
HI-653 Caribair Inc.
HI-653CA Caribair Inc.

╗ source: Werner Fischdick

Map
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 Santiago de los Caballeros-Cibao International Airport to La Romana-Casa de Campo International Airport as the crow flies is 206 km (129 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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