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Airplane missing in sea off Dominica

Old 17th Feb 2020, 13:33
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Airplane missing in sea off Dominica

4 missing after plane crashed in Dominica | Loop News

Seems that the info on the airplane being one of a flight of five is being reported as inaccurate.

It took off from Douglas Charles the main airport here at 6:45 Sunday 16th - missing shortly after take off when it failed to notify passing 1,500ft.

A night flight - good weather conditions - no mayday or pan calls.

Weather this weekend was not too good generally (I flew Canefield, Dominica to St Francois, Guadeloupe on Friday evening - weather was margin in north of Dominica, remained so Saturday) but good Sunday afternoon.

Two French helicopters, the coast guard/police and local fishermen are involved in the search - so far a passport and some luggage has been found.

Four persons on board - either a PA28-151 or PA28-151.
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Old 17th Feb 2020, 15:47
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Four persons on board - either a PA28-151 or PA28-151.
Yes, linked report quotes the tail number of a Warrior.
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Old 17th Feb 2020, 17:05
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They just fished a wheel and oleo strut out of the sea - so looks 100% that they are all gone.

Think it makes it the most significant airplane accident in the Eastern Caribbean for the past decade.

All very sad, a group of airplane fans on a Sunday trip
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Old 17th Feb 2020, 18:21
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They just found another wheel and a chunk of shredded wing.

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Old 19th Feb 2020, 00:09
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After 40 hours of searching in rough seas the search has been called off with a couple of bags and undercarriage parts found floating due to the attached tyres.

Not sure I'll feel so confident about that relatively short crossing ever again.
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RIP to all. Sorry to hear about yet another single engine aircraft lost at sea.
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