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Last updated: 15 October 2021
Datum:Sonntag 11 Januar 1948
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Dominicana de Aviacion
Kennzeichen: HI-6
Werknummer: 4735
Baujahr: 1942
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 30 / Insassen: 30
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 32 / Insassen: 32
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Yamasá (   Dominikanische Republik)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Barahona-Maria Montez International Airport (BRX/MDBH), Dominikanische Republik
Flug nach:Santiago de los Caballeros-Cibao International Airport (STI/MDST), Dominikanische Republik
The B.B.C. Santiago baseball team was returning home from playing matches in Barahona. The C-47 entered severe weather and the pilot attempted to divert to the capital city Ciudad Trujillo- today Santo Domingo. The aircraft flew into the side of mountain.
The official inquiry into this accident stated that contributing factors to the tragedy were the weather, and a pilot's navigational error when approaching the high mountain range in the middle of the island.

» The Tragedy of HI-6 / By Porfirio Nouel (LAAHS USA)


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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 Barahona-Maria Montez International Airport to Santiago de los Caballeros-Cibao International Airport as the crow flies is 139 km (87 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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