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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36313
Last updated: 26 September 2020
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Date:18-AUG-1998
Time:00:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-181
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N25626
C/n / msn: 28-8590091
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Caribbean -
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Matthew Town, BI
Destination airport:Kingston, JA (MKJP)
Narrative:
The flight departed Matthew Town in the Bahama Islands, enroute to Kingston. At 1248, the pilot reported their position at Benet intersection, which is 15 miles from the western tip of the south claw of Haiti. The pilot was instructed to contact Norman Manley Tower in Kingston. No further radio contact was received from N25626. The flight never arrived at the destination airport. The U.S. Coast Guard conducted a two-day air and sea search for the missing airplane. In addition to the air and sea efforts, the Government of Cuba was asked for assistance. Ramp checks were conducted at several airports along the intended route of flight. These efforts failed to locate the airplane. No aircraft wreckage debris was found on the sea. Satellite weather images taken at the approximate time N25626 checked in with Port-au Prince, and in the vicinity of Benet Intersection, revealed cloud cover over Benet intersection, possibly associated with convective activity. There were four life vests placed on the airplane when the flight initially departed Titusville, Florida. CAUSE: The aircraft is missing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X10758


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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