NTSB Identification: MIA00WA185
Accident occurred Friday, June 02, 2000 in LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic
Aircraft: Cessna 401, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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

On June 2, 2000, about 1240 Atlantic standard time, a Cessna 401, Dominican Republic registration HI-696 CT, registered to and operated by Air Century, crashed shortly after takeoff from La Romana International Airport, La Romana, Dominican Republic, while on an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The aircraft was destroyed. The commercial-rated pilot received fatal injuries. The commercial-rated second pilot received serious injuries. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

Civil aviation authorities stated that the flight was an instructional flight. Shortly after takeoff on runway 12, the pilot simulated the failure of the left engine. Control of the aircraft was lost and the aircraft crashed 350 meters from the runway. Examination of the aircraft and engines showed no mechanical anomalies.

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

DGAC Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Telephone: (809) 221-8706

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

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