On February 12, 1996, about 1201 eastern standard time, a Rockwell Australian Nomad N24A, N224E, registered to Four Eagles Aviation Inc., operated by Haiti Express Airways, crashed on takeoff from Port-Au-Prince International Airport, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. The flight was a scheduled domestic passenger flight bound for Cap-Haiten, Haiti. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an IFR flight plan was filed. The airplane was destroyed. The airline transport pilot-in-command, airline transport second-in-command, and nine passengers were fatally injured. Four passengers sustained serious injuries. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The DGAC stated the airplane was on takeoff from runway 27. The airplane appeared to lose power on the right engine and the pilot made a forced landing northwest of runway 27. On touchdown the airplane nosed over and was consumed by a postcrash fire.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Haiti. Any further information may be obtained from:

Haiti Office National De L'Aviation Office National DE L'Aviation Civile P.O. Box 1346 Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, W.I. Telephone: (011) 509-46-0647

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by the Government of Haiti.

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