Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 20611 times:
Quoting YZFOO7F (Reply 3): Another article states its a Britton-Norman Islander
An Islander flying from the Dominican Republic to New York? Hmmmm... first of all it would be a Trislander, as the article says it's multi-engine. And it seems to me that it would have to make more fuel stops than just one in the Bahamas.
Whatever the case, hopefully some survivors will be found.
Khobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 20585 times:
Quoting Levent (Reply 4): An Islander flying from the Dominican Republic to New York? Hmmmm... first of all it would be a Trislander, as the article says it's multi-engine. And it seems to me that it would have to make more fuel stops than just one in the Bahamas.
The registration of the aircraft involved is N650LP
Manufacturer: Britten Norman
Model: BN-2A MK III Search all Britten Norman BN-2A MK III
Year built: 0000
Serial Number (C/N): 1029
Mode S Code: 52106702
Aircraft Type: Fixed wing multi engine
Number of Seats: 18
Number of Engines: 3
Engine Type: Reciprocating
Engine Manufacturer and Model: Lycoming 0-540 SERIES
Registration Type: Corporation
Owner: Linea Aerea Puertorriquena Inc
Address: Cas I Ste 202
Carolina, PR 00979
ArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 18740 times:
"The plane was believed to be flying to the Turks and Caicos Islands, although some reports said the destination was the Bahamas or New York"
Seems odd. The desination was either the Bahamas or New York. Or Los Angeles. Maybe Dallas. It doesn't seem that all the facts have been gathered before the story was published. But, what else can I expect?
6YJCX From Jamaica, joined Dec 2007, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 18366 times:
On a point of geographic correctness, The Turks and Caicos islands are in the Atlantic, not the Caribbean. And so are the Bahamas and Bermuda and maybe even Barbados, which is to the east of the island chain that forms the eastern edge of the Caribbean.
Panman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 17331 times:
You are correct about the Turks & Caicos, Bahamas and Bermuda.
I learnt in school that Barbados was part of the Lesser Antilles and as far as I remember, they were all part of the Caribbean........
Politically, "Caribbean" may be centered around socio-economic groupings found in the region. For example the bloc known as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) contains both the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and the Republic of Suriname found in South America, along with Belize in Central America as full members. Bermuda and the Turks and Caicos Islands which are found in the Atlantic Ocean are Associate members of the Caribbean Community, and the same goes for the Commonwealth of the Bahamas which is a full member of the Caribbean Community.'
So I bet if you asked the respective Governments and peoples of T&C, Bahamas and Bermuda, that they would tell you that they are part of the Caribbean
"The propeller plane departed from Santiago in the Dominican Republic and was supposed to refuel in Mayaguana, Bahamas, Johnson said. The Coast Guard initially believed the plane was going to refuel in the Turks and Caicos Islands, she said.A family member of a passenger told the Coast Guard the aircraft’s final destination was New York, Johnson said. " http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...20601103&sid=ak5WayA8bV1A&refer=us
and here is the good stuff...
"But the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said the plane disappeared shortly after taking off from Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos.Providenciales police Sgt. Calvin Chase said airport authorities are still trying to locate records to determine whether the plane ever landed there.FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the plane's destination was not immediately known."There's still a lot of unanswered questions here," Bergen said."
The plane, a Britton-Norman Islander, was registered to a company called Puerto Rico Airline, based in Carolina, Puerto Rico.The company's owner, Luis Perez, said the plane was for sale and was only supposed to be inspected in the Dominican Republic. He planned to report it as stolen."