At least five planes vanish from airports in last five years: Listin
Santo Domingo.- At least five private planes have vanished from Dominican Republic’s airports during the last five years, outlet listin.com.do reports citing data from Las Americas International Airport.
The most recent case occurred Wednesday when a Hawker 125private jet, US-registry, vanished just 10 minutes after takeoff with a flight plan to Punta Cana Airport.
A 12 passenger aircraft also went missing on December 15, 2008, which took off Santiago’s Cibao International Airport toward Grand Turk, but never arrived.
Another aircraft disappeared in April 2009 after taken off from Las Americas, headed to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Cessna light aircraft took off from the La Isabela Airport at Higuero bound for Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in March,2010, but presumably headed to South America instead, although that reoprt was never confirmed.
In October 2011 unidentified thieves took a plane of the Puntacana Group a La Isabela Airport, found months later in Venezuela, and the only one that has been located.