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Date:Thursday 7 December 1995
Time:17:54 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900D
Operator:Air St. Martin
Registration: F-OHRK
MSN: UE-119
First flight: 1994
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-67D
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 30 km S of Port-au-Prince Airport (PAP) (   Haiti)
Crash site elevation: 1533 m (5030 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Pointe--Pitre-Le Raizet Airport (PTP/TFFR), Guadeloupe
Destination airport:Port-au-Prince Airport (PAP/MTPP), Haiti
An Air St. Martin was destroyed after impacting a mountainside in Haiti. All 20 on board were killed. The aircraft was flying illegal Haitian immigrants back from Cayenne via Guadeloupe.
After drifting more than 10 nm off-course, the pilot reported overhead a reporting point located at the FIR boundary of the route he should have flown. After a second report over the PAP VOR located at the airport, the tower issued a clearance to descend to 4,000 ft for an approach to land. One min later the aircraft struck a mountain at 5030 ft, 18 nm southwest of the airport.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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Distance from Pointe--Pitre-Le Raizet Airport to Port-au-Prince Airport as the crow flies is 1163 km (727 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 Networks 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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