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Last updated: 29 June 2020
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Date:16-FEB-2020
Time:c. 19:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-151 Warrior
Owner/operator:Locatour/Ailes de Guadeloupe
Registration: F-OGKO
C/n / msn: 28-7715109
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Caribbean Sea offshore Marigot, Saint Andrews Parish -   Dominica
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Douglas-Charles airport (TDPD/DOM)
Destination airport:Guadeloupe - Pôle Caraïbes (TFFR/PTP)
Narrative:
The french aircraft ditched to the waters of the Caribbean Sea offshore 5 minutes after take off from Douglas–Charles Airport (DOM/TDPD), Marigot. Aboard, a 55-year-old couple with their 16-year-old minor son, as well as a 40-year-old man. The research ended The 18 february afternoon.

"The very degraded search conditions led to a brief interruption of operations last night. They resumed this morning before daybreak with two ships. Radar contact was lost after the take-off phase by the Raizet control tower in Guadeloupe ", explains the Cross-Antilles-Guyane.

Research resumed at 6:00 am monday with the patrol boat La Combattante of the French Navy, SNSM speedboat from Basse-Terre station, the Dragon 971 helicopter and a Dominican patrol boat. The Dragon 972 helicopter and Barbados C26 aircraft are also participating in the search.
The SNSM boat of Les Saintes island will strengthen this research system at the end of the morning. With heavy seas and overcast weather, the search conditions are difficult.

At 7:30 am, monday morning, Dragon 971 helicopter found a backpack at sea with the passport of two of the occupants and an empty bag carrying the aircraft's radio registration.

25 Feb 2020: Relatives of the victims of the Dominica crash decided to continue the search.
04 Mar 2020: The wreckage of the plane fallen into the sea off Dominica was probably located 50 meters deep.

Sources:

https://news784.com/caribbean/breaking-reports-of-plane-crash-in-dominica/
https://buzz-caribbean.com/article/small-plane-crashes-in-dominica/
https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/small-aircraft-goes-down-in-sea-off-marigot/
https://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/guadeloupe/petit-avion-tourisme-s-ecrase-dominique-801029.html
https://www.rci.fm/deuxiles/infos/Faits-divers/Les-recherches-se-poursuivent-apres-le-crash-dun-avion-proximite-de-la-Dominique
https://www.rci.fm/guadeloupe/infos/Faits-divers/Crash-dun-aeronef-un-sac-dos-avec-le-passeport-de-deux-des-occupants-retrouves

https://www.lefigaro.fr/les-recherches-de-quatre-francais-disparus-en-mer-au-large-de-la-dominique-stoppees-20200218

https://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/guadeloupe/proches-victimes-du-crash-dominique-ont-decide-poursuivre-recherches-804205.amp
https://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/guadeloupe/epave-avion-tombe-mer-au-large-dominique-aurait-ete-localisee-profondeur-environ-50-metres-au-large-dominique-806953.amp

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http://www.airport-data.com/images/aircraft/small/001/279/001279597.jpg (photo)


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Feb-2020 04:46 Geno Added
17-Feb-2020 04:51 Geno Updated [Source]
17-Feb-2020 05:42 RobertMB Updated [Operator, Phase, Nature, Source]
17-Feb-2020 07:39 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Feb-2020 07:44 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
17-Feb-2020 11:38 Iceman 29 Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Feb-2020 15:26 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2020 21:42 Iceman 29 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative, Photo]
05-Mar-2020 08:36 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative, Photo]

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