9 killed in private plane crash in Dominican Republic


A private jet has crashed Wednesday night at Las Americas airport outside Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, killing all nine people on board, according to a press release issued by the airline. , the Helidosa Aviation Group.

The National Police of the Dominican Republic confirmed that the 2 crew members and the 7 passengers were dead, of which six were American citizens and one was a Dominican.

Among the victims were 38-year-old Puerto Rican music producer Jose A. Hernandez, better known as “Flow La Movie”, as well as his 31-year-old wife and their 4-year-old child.

Hernandez was best known for his song “Te Bote”.

The flight was en route to Florida from La Isabela International Airport in the Dominican Republic when it made an emergency landing and crashed just 15 minutes after takeoff.

According to the flight statement, which came into the possession of journalists, among the victims are two children aged 4 and 13. The plane had departed for Orlando, according to the document, although Helidosa said it was flying to Miami.

According to the airport, the aircraft “took off at 17:09 (local time; at 23:09 Greek time) from La Isabella International Airport (northwest of the capital) and was damaged around 17:25, declared a state of emergency. emergency and tried to make an emergency landing at the airport of Las Americas (southeast of the capital) “, but it crashed and” nine passengers were killed in the collision “.

The plane crashed before it could reach the runway. Nevertheless, the airport was closed for about two hours.



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