ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin Il-18D CU-T1270 Puerto Plata-La Union International Airport (POP)
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Date:Sunday 15 November 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic IL18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ilyushin Il-18D
Registration: CU-T1270
MSN: 187010301
First flight: 1967
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 34
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:14 km (8.8 mls) W of Puerto Plata-La Union International Airport (POP) (   Dominican Republic)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Santo Domingo-Las Américas International Airport (SDQ/MDSD), Dominican Republic
Destination airport:Puerto Plata-La Union International Airport (POP/MDPP), Dominican Republic
The Il-18 operated on a flight from Santo Domingo (SDQ) to Havana with an intermediate stop at Puerto Plata. On approach the airliner flew into the 2500-ft high Pico Isabel de Torres.
The crew carried out a VOR approach to runway 26 at Puerto Plata Airport before breaking off and making a circling visual approach to runway 08. Last contact with the flight was when the pilot reported on the base leg of the approach at 9nm (16,7 km). The aircraft apparently hit the hill shortly after turning onto final approach. The maximum distance for a circling approach is said to have been 4nm.

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photo of Ilyushin-Il-18D-TZ-ADF
accident date: 15-11-1992
type: Ilyushin Il-18D
registration: TZ-ADF

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 Santo Domingo-Las Américas International Airport to Puerto Plata-La Union International Airport as the crow flies is 174 km (109 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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