NTSB Identification: MIA01WA100
Accident occurred Friday, March 16, 2001 in PUERTO PLATA, Dominican Republic
Aircraft: Boeing 767-300, registration:
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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

On March 16, 2001, about 1607 eastern standard time, a Boeing 767-300, Belgium registration OO-CTR, operated by City Bird, experienced cabin decompression, while on a foreign charter flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time, and an IFR flight plan was filed. The aircraft sustained substantial damaged. The flight had departed Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, about 1500.

According to the captain, while at flight level (FL) 310, a speed of mach .80, he got a warning of cabin altitude, he ran the checklist and performed an emergency descent to FL 100, where fuel was dumped and subsequent landing was performed back at Puerto Plata. No injuries were reported. After landing examination revealed that the left over wing slide compartment door was missing and the slide had disintegrated. Two holes were found in the left aft fuselage skin. In addition, electrical wires were damaged.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of the Dominican Republic. Any further information may be obtained from:

Dominican Republic
Direccion General De Aeronautica Civil
Ave. Mexico, Oficinas Gubernamentales
Bloque A 2DA Planta
Telephone: 809/221-7909

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

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