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Accident
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Zwischenbericht
Datum:Montag 15 Dezember 2008
Zeit:ca 17:10
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic TRIS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2
Fluggesellschaft:Línea Aérea Puertorriqueña (LAP)
Kennzeichen: N650LP
Werknummer: 1029
Baujahr: 1976-05-25 (32 years 7 months)
Triebwerk: 3 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 12
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:Caribbean Sea, off Turks and Caicos Islands (   Atlantischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Santiago de los Caballeros-Cibao International Airport (STI/MDST), Dominikanische Republik
Flug nach:Mayaguana Airport (MYG/MYMM), Bahamas
Unfallbericht:
The BN-2A Trislander plane operated on a flight from Santiago de los Caballeros-Cibao International Airport (STI), Dominican Republic to Mayaguana (MYG), Bahamas. It departed at 16:06. An hour later, the pilot contacted Providenciales ATC (Turks and Caicos Islands) reporting that he had an emergency, according to Dominican officials. The airplane probably crashed into the sea shortly after the distress call.
A spokesman of the Asociación Nacional de Pilotos reported that the licence of the pilot on the accident airplane had been suspended in October 2006.
Search for the plane has been called off.

Informationsquelle:
» Estaba cancelada licencia piloto (El Viajero Digital, 16-12-2008)
» Buscan avión caído al mar con 12 pasajeros en R. Dominicana (Cadena Global, 16-12-2008)


Fotos

photo of Britten-Norman BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-3 VQ-TAD
VQ-TAD was sold and re-registered N650LP in June 1993
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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 Mayaguana Airport as the crow flies is 412 km (258 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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