Accident Piper PA-28-180 Archer N55784, Saturday 29 June 2019
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Date:Saturday 29 June 2019
Time:c. 10:27
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-180 Archer
Registration: N55784
MSN: 28-7305468
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Barahona -   Dominican Republic
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Barahona-Maria Montez International Airport (BRX/MDBH)
Destination airport:Cabo Rojo Airport (CBJ/MDCR)
Investigating agency: CIAA Dom. Rep.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft went missing with four people on board about half an hour after take off. Search operations are under way.
The aircraft was found crashed near Barahona. All four occupants died in the crash.

After having analysed the human, material and physical factors, we conclude that the human and physical factors were contributory to the occurrence of this accident.
The investigation has determined that, due to an error in the adjustment (mercury purge) of the altimeter, caused the aircraft to fly below the altitude indicated on the instrument and when it deviated from the route and entered a mountainous area in meteorological conditions not appropriate for air navigation under visual flight rules (VFR), it flew below the minimum altitude of the sector, impacting with the terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAA Dom. Rep.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

29-Jun-2019 23:12 Captain Adam Added
29-Jun-2019 23:38 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
30-Jun-2019 17:29 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]
30-Jun-2019 18:29 gerard57 Updated [Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
27-May-2024 15:44 ASN Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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