American Eagle Flight 5456

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American Eagle Flight 5456
Date June 7, 1992 (1992-06-07)
Summary Controlled flight into terrain, bad weather
Site Mayagüez
Aircraft type CASA C-212
Operator Executive Airlines dba American Eagle
Registration N355CA
Flight origin Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Destination Eugenio María de Hostos Airport
Passengers 3
Crew 2
Fatalities 5
Survivors 0

American Eagle Flight 5456[1] was a scheduled commuter flight between Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Eugenio María de Hostos Airport in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. The flight was operated by Executive Airlines, doing business as American Eagle, and was operated by a CASA C-212 aircraft. Instrument meteorological conditions were present as the plane made its approach to Mayagüez on June 7, 1992. The plane crashed during heavy rain into a swamp,[2] short of the runway.[3] The crash destroyed the aircraft, killing all five people on board.[3]


  1. ^ Fujita, T. T.; Haggard, W.H.; Bohan, W.A. (November 1992). "Puerto Rico's weather on June 7, 1992 related to the crash of Executive Air flight 5456 at Mayaguez, Puerto Rico". Climatological Consulting Corporation. 
  2. ^ "American Eagle Plane Crashes in N.C.; 10 Killed". The Los Angeles Times. December 14, 1994. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "5 Are Killed in Plane Crash Near Airport in Puerto Rico". The New York Times. June 8, 1992. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 

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