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Twin engine plane crash lands in Dominica

A Sky High Services twin engine aircraft crash landed at the Douglas Charles Airport here on Monday, but there were no fatalities or injuries.

There has been no official communication from either the Dominica Air and Seaport Authority or the owners of the Dominican Republic-based airline regarding the incident at the airport, north of here, that occurred just after midday local time.
The airport has since been re-opened. Media reports said that the plane landing gear failed and video recordings showed several people walking away from the aircraft that had originated from the Dominican Republic.

There have been no official reports here regarding the type of aircraft, flight number or the amount of passengers on board the plane.

Sky High Aviation Services operates scheduled and charter operations from the Dominican Republic to different destinations in the Caribbean including Tórtola, Aruba, Curacao, St. Marteen, Bonaire, St. Kitts, Antigua, Cuba, Bahamas, Eustatius, Jamaica and Dominica.

According to the company’s website, as of June 2018, it operates two Beechcraft 1900D aircraft capable of carrying 19 passengers each, a 50-seater Embraer 145 plane and two BAE Jetstream aircraft carrying 30 passengers each.


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