1995 Air St. Martin Beech 1900 crash

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1995 Air St. Martin Beech 1900 crash
Accident summary
Date December 7, 1995
Summary Controlled flight into terrain
Site near Belle-Anse, Haiti
Passengers 18
Crew 2
Injuries (non-fatal) 0
Fatalities 20 (all)
Survivors 0
Aircraft type Beech 1900D
Operator Air Saint Martin
Registration F-OHRK

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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