Airplane Crash - Off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 02/15/1970

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


Date02/15/1970
Time18:30
LocationOff Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
OperatorCompania Dominicana de Aviacion
RouteSanto Domingo - San Juan
TypeMcDonnell Douglas DC-9-32
RegistrationHI-177
Cn/In47500/546
Aboard102
Fatalities102
Ground0
SummaryTwo minutes after taking off , the crew reported losing an engine and turned back towards the airport. The plane then descended rapidly and crashed into the sea. Featherweight boxer Carlos Cruz and members of the Puerto Rican women's national volleyball team killed.

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