Canefield Airport mishap still unexplainable

The aircraft after the mishap on Sunday

Passengers on a six-sitter aircraft escaped injuries from a mishap at Canefield airport Sunday.

The aircraft, operated by Bevin Air Services, ran off the southern end of the runway upon landing at the airport.

According to Minister responsible for Ports Rayburn Blackmoore it was not clear at the time what triggered the incident.

“Upon speaking to the pilot I was advised that it had nothing to do with weather conditions or the field conditions at the time,” he said. “The plane landed alright and then suddenly it collapsed towards the right hand side and they tried to bring it to a halt.”

Blackmore continue, “It didn’t appear at that point that there was some problem with the landing gear towards the right hand side of the plane.”

He said the aircraft was not damaged significantly as a result of the mishap and has expressed contentment that “there was no injury to the four passengers including the pilot”.

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  1. just saying
    March 2, 2011

    This was an ACCIDENT. Not an incident, mishap or anything else.

    If an aircraft sustains any damage (major or minor) anywhere between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight and all such persons have disembarked, this occurrence is deemed an accident as defined in the Convention on International Civil Aviation Annex 13.

    One Love

  2. for love of country
    March 1, 2011

    thank u Jesus for sparing their lives. Dean you got reason to give God thanks

  3. Kazimi
    March 1, 2011

    Sé avion-la. Sé pa faut pilot-la é sé pa faut airport-la ò traffic control-la. Moun enmé blâmé gouvelmen-la pou tout bagai, lè e pa ni ayen pou fè épi bagi-la.

    Dominik supporté lè tan-la raisson mèm-si ou pa enmé moun-la ki en power é crtizize si yo ka fè move pou vwé.

  4. dreadlocks
    March 1, 2011

    wat is d FAA doin bout dat

    • wesleyman
      March 1, 2011

      what faa? this is not the u.s

      • just saying
        March 2, 2011

        True this is not the US, but the “N” in this acft’s registration number N590DR indicates it is registered in the US. Thus any accident involving this acft becomes a matter for the FAA.

        btw, This was an accident. Not a mishap or incident.

        An aviation accident is defined in the Convention on International Civil Aviation Annex 13 as an occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the time any person boards the aircraft with the intention of flight and all such persons have disembarked, in which a person is fatally or seriously injured, the aircraft sustains damage or structural failure or the aircraft is missing or is completely inaccessible.

        An aviation incident is also defined there as an occurrence other than an accident, associated with the operation of an aircraft, which affects or could affect the safety of operations.

  5. pedro
    March 1, 2011

    There is no official mention about an investigation and the EC authorities. Why didn’t the minister speak to that. It would appear that the minister was satisfied with his own personal and limited investigation with the pilot. It is interesting which issues the minister personally investigates and reports on.

  6. Sweet Island Girl
    March 1, 2011

    As a friend and a fellow Pilot myself, I am indeed saddened to hear of the mishap, these things do happen. I am thankful Dean and his passengers are safe.

  7. come on
    March 1, 2011

    Dominica has the worse aviation in the Caribbean; they need a proper airport with hangers, good engineer. And they must stop pointing there finger at other Caribbean countries, you all should start looking out for your own development! Every time I came on this blog site, someone always saying dumb things out other country.

    • LawieBawie
      March 1, 2011

      What the hell does your comment have to do with the mechanical failure which apparently happend in this case? I know that we are intelligent people, so please stop acting dumb!!

  8. Piper
    March 1, 2011

    So why allu thanking god for saving the passengers, but allu not blaming him for causing the accident in the first place?

    • ridiculous
      March 1, 2011


  9. Positive ONE
    March 1, 2011

    Stuff like this happens every day around the world. Thank God for His blessing on us. He continues to “BLESS OUR NATION” and once again we can all see it. Thank God for those who are praying for their country and it’s people. Keep our heads up as a nation, as one body and remember our promise to help build a “PROSPEROUS & PEACEFUL NATION”.

  10. lano188
    March 1, 2011

    chhhh boii bevin always crashing on dat air port boyyy …… that air port is a tie up enoo …. jah bless …. good thing every body safe man

  11. mahaut boi
    March 1, 2011

    what’s the accident got to do with politics? i thank the lord that the accident didn’t turn out to be a fatal one, thank you Jah

  12. Cassandra
    March 1, 2011

    I repeat what I said yesterday. Nothing points towards an airport shortcoming in this case and I would add there is no indication of pilot error either. If the reported tyre blow-out was accompanied with a landing gear failure, even partially, equipment failure would be the most likely cause of this mishap. We just don’t know at this stage and must await the results of an accident investigation report. Incidentally, after the Bevin Aero Commander’s landing gear failure in St. Thomas on 1 June 2008 a similar accident took place at Cedar City (U.S.A) on 21 Oct. 2009 with an Aero Commander 690 (N690TR) when the right landing gear collapsed during landing roll-out. The age of the aircraft in this case was 27 yrs. I am sure inspection procedures will be reviewed and possibly tightened, especially with regards to landing gear hydraulics on this type of aircraft.

    • Glen Beck
      March 1, 2011

      That is corrrect Cassandra the areo Commanders are known to have dat kind of issue with the landing gear. This Comander i know very well is maintained by the Owner/Pilot

      • Cassandra
        March 1, 2011

        Would strongly recommend increased frequency of testing for fatigue cracking . Trust the necessary equipment is available at STT.

  13. Systematic
    March 1, 2011

    I hear so much “ole Talk” about that incident it seems like some Dominicans longing for a fatal accident at Canefield and/or Melville Hall just to critisize the Government.
    We have now lost all sense of National Pride with cheap poilitics eating away at our society like a cancer.
    It is a pity that we have reached this stage as Dominicans were once the most caring and loving people in the world but negative political vibes have changed all that…the persons responsible for spreading all that hatred should be ashamed of themselves.

    • gogirl
      March 1, 2011

      It’s only a case of explaining and investigating an aviation incident; regardless of fatalities or injuries (or lack of)…it’s protocol.

  14. just simple
    March 1, 2011

    thank you Lord for putting a hand…the situation could have been much worst. the pilot and passengers need to give God all the praise and glory.

    March 1, 2011


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