Local September 29, 2012 | 10:57 am

Agents arrest airline owner Rafael Rosado

Santo Domingo.– The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) arrested Rafael Rosado, Owner & CEO of CaribAir, who is under investigation due to a plane crash involving a twin-engine aircraft Thursday afternoon where two died, diariolibre.com reported.

According to preliminary reports, mechanical failure caused the crash, which took place at Tireo, in Constanza (central), but a special commission has been assigned to investigate the real causes of the accident.

The plane (US registry N711WX) was piloted by Victor Hugo Sanchez, accompanied by police captain Eduardo Leyva Perez, assigned to the DNCD at Puerto Plata Airport. Their bodies were taken to the local hospital morgue Thursday night.

In 2008 Rafael Rosado had been investigated regarding the murder of Dominican Civil Aeronautics official Angel Cristopher Martinez. His murder occurred while the victim was conducting strict inspections of local commuter airlines, and ordered the grounding of some planes for faulty maintenance.

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