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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 77930
 
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Date:23-SEP-2010
Time:12:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Commander 500
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N100PV
MSN: 784
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:1 km from Santo Domingo-Las Américas José Francisco Peña Gómez Int'l A -   Dominican Republic
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:San Juan-Isla Grande Airport (SIG/TJIG)
Destination airport:Santo Domingo-Las Américas José Francisco Peña Gómez Int'l Airport (SD
Investigating agency: CIAA
Narrative:
The aircraft had taken off from the Isla Grande Airport, San Juan, Puerto Rico, to the Dominican Republic with 2 crew and 2 passengers. While reaching 2,000 feet in altitude during descent towards Santo Domingo, and at a distance of 5 miles from the airport, the pilot felt a shaking and noticed that the engines had stopped.
The crew declared an emergency not being able to reach the airport. A forced landing was carried out approximately one kilometer to the Southeast of the threshold of runway 35.

Cause:
The pilot flew the aircraft without the fuel tank plug, placing duct tape in its place, in an attempt to replace the plug, which placed the aircraft in a non-airworthy condition. This action caused the fuel to escape through the filling mouth, causing both engines to be extinguished by starvation.

Sources:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39331467
http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_content.php?id=1384235〈=eng_news
https://dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2010/9/23/Twin-engine-plane-crash-near-Las-Americas-Airport-injures-4/

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CIAA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Sep-2010 03:37 slowkid Added
24-Sep-2010 12:46 bizjets101 Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Jan-2018 10:17 harro Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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