Air Tahiti

Air Tahiti Friday April 19, 1991
Crashed into the sea after taking off from Hiva Ou and experiencing engine failure. The crew didn't recognize the failure and concentrated on the low oil pressure warning. The approach was abandoned at the very last moment it was decided to carry out an unprepared ditching. The crew's performance may have been impacted by alcohol consumption.

Crash Details

DateFriday April 19, 1991
LocationOff Nuka Hiva, French Polynesia
Passengers19
Crew3
Fatalities11
Survivors11
Aircraft TypeDornier Do-228-212
OperatorAir Tahiti
RegistrationF-OHAB
Flight OriginHiva Ou
Flight Destination Nuku Hiva
Off Nuka Hiva, French Polynesia
Air Tahiti
Dornier Do-228-212
1991