On August 31, 2007, about 1645 Atlantic standard time, a Cessna 208B, Haitian registration HH-CAR, made a forced landing following loss of engine power shortly after takeoff from Port-au-Prince International Airport, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the scheduled domestic passenger flight from Port-au-Prince to Cap Haitian, Haiti. The aircraft received substantial damage and the pilot and 1 passenger received minor injuries. Four passengers were not injured. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The pilot reported to Haitian Aviation Authorities that shortly after takeoff from Port-au-Prince International Airport, the engine failed. A forced landing was made 3 miles northeast of the airport.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Haiti. Further information may be obtained from:

Office National de l' Aviation Civile (OFNAC)
Route de l' Aeroport
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Telephone: (509) 250-0052
Fax: (509) 250-0998

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

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