1995 Air St. Martin Beech 1900 crash
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|Date||December 7, 1995|
|Summary||Controlled flight into terrain|
|Site||near Belle-Anse, Haiti|
|Aircraft type||Beech 1900D|
|Operator||Air Saint Martin|
On December 7, 1995, a chartered twin-turboprop Beechcraft 1900D commuter aircraft registered as F-OHRK and owned and operated by Air St. Martin crashed near Belle-Anse, Haiti. The flight was en route from Cayenne, French Guyana and Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and had been chartered by the Government of France to return illegal immigrants to Haiti from French territory.
Investigators determined that F-OHRK had drifted ten nautical miles off course. The aircraft collided with a mountain at 5,030 feet after having been cleared by air traffic control to descend to 4,000 feet.
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