Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Gulfstream G-IV, N317MJ: Fatal accident occurred May 04, 2021 in Samana, Dominican Republic

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Miami, Florida, International Field Office

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

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Date: 04-MAY-21
Time: 22:48:00Z
Regis#: N317MJ
Aircraft Make: GULSTREAM
Aircraft Model: G-IV
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Total Fatal: 1
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
City: SAMANA
State: SAMANA
Country: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

7 comments:

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    1. It can technically be flown by one pilot but is not certified nor legal to do so anywhere in the world in nations that observe ICAO standards (36 nations from Argentina to Zambia). There are controls on the co-pilot's panel that require operation like the pressurization and oxygen systems which cannot be reached from the belted captain's seat.

      That said, this is a very abbreviated report. Just because it says 1 fatal does not mean that was the number of souls on board.

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  2. It is not.. I'm waiting to find out more info about this accident. Did someone steal on their own?

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  3. If my records are correct, this GIV serial number 1122 was originally purchased by Union Carbide in early 1990. Still looking into that. Samana is only 3920 Ft by 85ft. Not sure if he tried to land there. Great plane, sad it met this end

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    1. Destination was MDCY Samana El Catey, runway is 9 842 ft long

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  4. Drugs or a botched repo, I suspect. Given the locale, I doubt the NTSB Go-Team is on the scene.

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  5. MBNA owned the plane for a while before they sold the company to Bank of America. This was an incredible corporate jet at one time! Sad to hear about it crashing.

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