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Datum:Sonntag 7 April 1996
Zeit:06:00 AST
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Vista Liner 300
Fluggesellschaft:Dolphin Express Airlines
Kennzeichen: N143SA
Werknummer: 591
Baujahr: 1978
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 11
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Virgin Gorda Airport (VIJ) (   British Virgin Island)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Virgin Gorda Airport (VIJ/TUPW), British Virgin Island
Flug nach:Saint Croix-Alexander Hamilton Airport (STX/TISX),
The Twin Otter lost directional control and ran off the runway and struck a fence. The wing was ripped off.

» Air Safety Week 29 April 1996 (p. 6)
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Distance from Virgin Gorda Airport to Saint Croix-Alexander Hamilton Airport as the crow flies is 91 km (57 miles).

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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