Date & Time: Dec 15, 2008 at 1645 LT
Registration:
N650LP
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Santiago de los Caballeros - Abraham’s Bay - New York
MSN:
1029
YOM:
1976
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
The aircraft was making a charter flight from Santiago to New York with an intermediate stop at Abraham's Bay, Mayaguana Island (Bahamas). The flight departed Santiago-Cibao Airport, Dominican Republic, at 1605LT. Thirty-five minutes later, while cruising off Turks & Caicos Islands, the pilot sent a brief mayday message and the aircraft crashed 16 miles off shore. SAR teams and US Cost Guards did not find any trace of the aircraft and all 12 occupants were considered as deceased.