Port-au-Prince (EFE).- At least five people died and three were injured in an accident involving a small plane that crashed this Wednesday on an avenue in the Carrefour district, neighboring Port-au-Prince, according to police sources.
Among the injured is the pilot, who was identified as Amado R. Gutiérrez, a Dominican, Carrefour Police Commissioner Pierre Belamy Samedi told the newspaper Le Nouvelliste.
Gutiérrez was carrying an identification card from the Dominican pilot academy Aeronautical Training Las Américas (Enalas), according to images broadcast by local media.
On the plane, a Cessna-207 plane, five people were on board, the pilot and four passengers, and was heading to Jacmel, in the south of the country, according to data provided by the National Civil Aviation Office (Ofnac) to local media.
The aircraft collided with at least one vehicle traveling on the Route des Rails, one of Carrefour’s main avenues, when trying to make an emergency landing.
In videos broadcast by the media and on social networks, you can see several bodies lying on the ground, near the crashed plane, and a large vehicle overturned, while numerous people gathered around the area of the incident.
Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry said on Twitter that he felt “deeply saddened” by the accident and ordered an investigation to determine the causes.
Carrefour is one of the most populous municipalities in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince and is located on the highway that connects the Haitian capital with the southwestern peninsula of the country.