New Delhi: Nine people were reported dead on Wednesday when an aircraft crashed at the Las Americas airport in Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic, the plane owner Helidosa stated.
The company stated in a press statement that Helidosa “regrets the tragic accident on one of its planes at Las Americas airport…. In which tragically all of the crew and passengers died”.
Security officials said the six passengers on board were American citizens, and that the crew was made up of two pilots and a flight steward.
The Gulfstream plane crashed when it attempted to make an emergency landing due to a malfunction after taking off for the US state of Florida from another airport near the Dominican Republic capital, local media reported.
The Las Americas airport suspended activity for two hours following the crash but had since resumed normal operations.