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Last updated: 20 April 2019
Date:Sunday 23 August 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-114 Heron 2B
Operator:Leeward Islands Air Transport - LIAT
Registration: VP-BAO
C/n / msn: 14052
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Saint Kitts-Golden Rock Airport (SKB) (   St. Kitts and Nevis)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Antigua-Coolidge International Airport (ANU/TAPA), Antigua and Barbuda
Destination airport:Saint Kitts-Golden Rock Airport (SKB/TKPK), St. Kitts and Nevis
The aircraft overran the runway on landing, causing the plane to be damaged beyond repair.

Runway excursion


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Distance from Antigua-Coolidge International Airport to Saint Kitts-Golden Rock Airport as the crow flies is 100 km (62 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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