UPDATE: Plane mishap at Canefield Airport

The plane at the airport on Friday morning

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Dominica Air and Seaport Authority (DASPA), Benoit Bardouille has said a mishap involving a small plane at the Canefield Airport on Friday morning is being investigated.

The plane, registration N590DR, crash-landed at the airport at about 9:33 am on arrival from St. Thomas.

“Apparently the aircraft and nose gear failed causing the aircraft to drag before coming to a complete stop on the runway,” he said.

Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority was notified of the incident and they will carry out their own investigations.

According to Bardouille the aircraft is now parked awaiting investigators.

Five passengers and one crew member were aboard the plane when the incident took place.

No one was injured.

 

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24 Comments

  1. Judith
    July 27, 2018

    Domincia aviation you should be more professional than this . I hope that is just a name you are using. How many years were LIat made AMerician delta name them we are so judgemental and ready to blame and call down. Kets say that GOd no one got hurt and the expertise of the pilot everyone walk away safe.

    • Uncle
      July 29, 2018

      It has nothing to do with personalities Judith but safety. After all that I would not want to use that air service. Is not like an old bus that park by the road when it breaks down or has a flat tire. This an old aircraft and no changes must be taken with the safe operation of it, none whatsoever. I know it is not easy and expensive for our people to travel between St. Thomas and Dominica but if your dead your dead so what is the point.

  2. Mytwocents
    July 27, 2018

    I think there need to be a thorough and serious investigation into the operation of Canefield Airport. People need to be re-assured that the airport is safe, and feel comfortable to fly into and out of there.

    • DOMINICA AVIATION
      July 29, 2018

      The Airport is safe. Airports around all have wind so that isn’t a problem. There is nothing wrong with the runway.

      • Malatete
        July 30, 2018

        I agree. This mishap, and two previous ones point to an issue with the hydraulics on this aircraft.

    • July 29, 2018

      There is no such thing as a safe airport in reference to accidents !!!!

      • DOMINICA AVIATION
        August 1, 2018

        It happenes every where in the world. So what u are telling me JFK isnt safe they had incidents.!!

      • DOMINICA AVIATION
        August 1, 2018

        Douglas Charles had many incidents fatal too. Hah. So there isn’t anything wrong. It happens all the time. It’s man made . it will always have issuses.

  3. Bring back the parrots
    July 27, 2018

    It was built in 1968 and is registered in the USVI, it has an airworthiness date of 05/05/78. Why has it not been inspected since 1978? The Dominica authorities should impound this aircraft. Just Google the tail Number for the history. What if it were to crash in the middle of Roseau?

    • DOMINICA AVIATION
      August 1, 2018

      Google doesn’t have every thing. You won’t expect to find all the aircrafts history. That isn’t for the public.

  4. DOMINICA AVIATION
    July 27, 2018

    Yes it changed & is still owned by dean.
    Link here: https://www.expresscarrierllc.com/

  5. LaPlaine Observer
    July 27, 2018

    Thank God for his mercies

    • July 30, 2018

      thank the pilot !!!

  6. DOMINICA AVIATION
    July 27, 2018

    Check it’s maintenance.

  7. DOMINICA AVIATION
    July 27, 2018

    Wow. Glad everyone is safe.

  8. ArayofLight
    July 27, 2018

    that must have been scary!

  9. Vanessa
    July 27, 2018

    Praise God no one was hurt.

  10. Malatete
    July 27, 2018

    This is the same aircraft, owned by Dean Richards and operated on behalf of Bevin Air Services, which was involved in an identical accident on 7 Feb, of this year upon landing at Canefiled. Prior to that it suffered a blow-out and main strut collapse. again upon landing at Canefield airport, in 2011. This aircraft was built in 1968. It is fifty years old and I would consider it vintage and recommend for its maintenance history to be thoroughly scrutinized.

    • DOMINICA AVIATION
      July 27, 2018

      Its nit bevin air its express carrier llc.

      • Malatete
        July 27, 2018

        Thank you. I was not aware of the name change of the operator to Express Air llc.. The only company by that name I can locate is an air-conditioning outfit in Temple Terrace, Florida. However, my information is that the aircraft is still registered to the private ownership of Dean A. Richardson and is based in St. Thomas. As we say in Dominica, meme bete meme pwel.

      • Brory!
        July 27, 2018

        Brory!, you okay?. woy!

    • Bring back the parrots
      July 27, 2018

      It has a tail number starting with “N” is is registered in the United States? If so why does the FAA and NTSB allow it to still fly if it is un-safe? Especially over the ocean.

      • DOMINICA AVIATION
        July 27, 2018

        Yes. N for November. American registery. It may not be the aircraft but the maintenace of it.

      • BEB.
        July 29, 2018

        If its not over the ocean where else can a plane fly?

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