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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Date:Thursday 7 February 2008
Time:ca 19:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Operator:Caribair, S.A.
Registration: HI-653CA
C/n / msn: 8
First flight: 1967-10-09 (40 years 4 months)
Engines: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:El Seibo (   Dominican Republic)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Santiago de los Caballeros-Cibao International Airport (STI/MDST), Dominican Republic
Destination airport:La Romana-Casa de Campo International Airport (LRM/MDLR), Dominican Republic
Crash-landed following engine failure.

» Avioneta cae en El Seibo con 9 a bordo (El Caribe CDN, 8-2-2008)


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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
09 OCT 1967 G-51-1 first flight
09 OCT 1967 I-TRAM Aertirrena
G-AVRC Britten-Norman
TF-REJ Vaengir
07 JUN 1978 N28BN Air Investments
N28BN Luciya Air Services, Bahamas
N28BN Coastal Air Transport Inc.
22 MAY 1992 HI-
N28BN Caribair Inc.
HI-653 Caribair Inc.
HI-653CA Caribair Inc.

» source: Werner Fischdick

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 Santiago de los Caballeros-Cibao International Airport to La Romana-Casa de Campo International Airport as the crow flies is 206 km (129 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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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