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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 31 March 1959
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: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Port-au-Prince (   Haiti)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Port-au-Prince Airport (PAP/MTPP), Haiti
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The pilot crash-landed the plane in a field after the port engine failed. The registration is unknown; perhaps the airplane still carried the serial of its previous owner, the Haitian Air Force.



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