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Last updated: 18 September 2019
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Date:Tuesday 31 March 1959
Time:09:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-45-DK (DC-3)
Operator:COHATA - Compagnie Haitienne de Transports Aériens
Registration: 5878
C/n / msn: 34137/16881
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Port-au-Prince (   Haiti)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Port-au-Prince Airport (PAP/MTPP), Haiti
Destination airport:Cap Haitien Airport (CAP/MTCH), Haiti
Narrative:
The pilot crash-landed the plane in a field after the port engine failed. A post-impact fire erupted.

Sources:
» Haiti sun ( April 5, 1959 )
» Nouvelliste ( March 31, 1959 )


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Distance from Port-au-Prince Airport to Cap Haitien Airport as the crow flies is 128 km (80 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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