Date & Time: Mar 15, 2012 at 0738 LT
Type of aircraft:
Convair CV-340
Registration:
N153JR
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
San Juan - Saint-Martin
MSN:
117
YOM:
1953
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from runway 10, crew declared an emergency and reported to ATC that smoke was coming out from the right engine. Pilot tried to return to runway 28 but aircraft went out of control and crashed in the Torrecilla lagoon, near the airport. Both pilots were killed as the aircraft sunk by 30 to 50 feet.