NTSB Identification: MIA00WA045
Accident occurred Thursday, December 09, 1999 in MAIZAL, Dominican Republic
Aircraft: Beech B95A, registration: N1291Z
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On December 9, 1999, about 1636 Atlantic standard time, a Beech B95A, N1291Z, registered to Meridian Voyager, Inc., collided with Maimom Mountain, near Maizal, Dominican Republic. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan was filed but canceled before the accident. The airplane was destroyed and the commercial-rated pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The time of departure from the Exuma International Airport, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas, has not been determined.

The route of flight from the Bahamas to the Dominican Republic was reported to be southerly; however, the airplane impacted the Maimom Mountain on a northerly heading at about 2,200 above ground level. Witnesses near the accident site reported scattered clouds at 1,800 feet with rain about the time of the accident. A witness also reported hearing a "popping sound" from the engine(s).

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of the Dominican Republic. Any further information pertaining to the accident may be obtained from:

Direccion General De Aeronautica Civil Dr. Armando Castillo Pena Av. Mexico Esq. Dr. Delgado Edif. Officinas Gubemamentales Bloque A 2 DO Piso Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Phone: (809) 221-7909 Ext. 201 Facsimile: (809) 221-8616/8620

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Dominican Republic Government.

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