Dominican Republic jet goes missing after take off

An official with the Civil Aviation Authority in the Dominican Republic says a small executive jet is missing after taking off from Las Americas airport in the capital.

hidden September 12, 2014 07:28:08 IST
 Dominican Republic jet goes missing after take off

Santo Domingo: An official with the Civil Aviation Authority in the Dominican Republic says a small executive jet is missing after taking off from Las Americas airport in the capital.

 Dominican Republic jet goes missing after take off

Representational image. AFP

Civil Aviation spokesman Hector Olivo says the twin-engine Hawker Siddeley was flying from Santo Domingo to Punto Cana on the eastern tip of the country but never arrived
at its destination.

Olivo said authorities were searching for the plane today and were not certain how many people were on board.

The jet is registered to a company based in Dover, Delaware. It took off on Thursday and the control tower lost contact shortly afterward.

In October 2011, a plane disappeared from an airport north of the capital and was located several days later hidden in a forest in Venezuela.

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