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One dead, two hurt in plane crash near Constanza

A one-engine private plane with three persons on board crash-landed in Constanza around noon on Sunday, 4 December 2016. What is known is that plastic surgeon Hector Herrand was piloting the airplane and upon crash landing was trapped inside and not reached in time by rescue teams. He had recently been certified to fly using instruments. Flight instructor, pilot Albert Lara and his girlfriend survived.

The Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC) confirmed that the HI-807, a Cessna 172, crashed-landed 12 nautical miles south of the Constanza domestic airport in the mountain valley. The airplane had taken off from La Isabela International Airport in northern Santo Domingo at 11:14am on Sunday, 4 December 2016 and was en route to the Constanza airfield.

Poor visibility and weather conditions are being mentioned as factors that caused the airplane to crash-land in a forest area.

As of Sunday afternoon, the media was reporting that while contact had been made with the survivors, rescue teams had not yet reached the crash site.

Herrand worked at the Centro de Cirugía Plástica y Especialidades (CECIP) in Gascue, Santo Domingo.

Source: DR1, Listindiario, DT

Dec 7, 2016

Category: DR News |

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