United Nations (UN) CASA C-212 Aviocar 2 plane crash
The CASA C-212 Aviocar 200 operated by the United Nation (UN) took off from Port-au-Prince Airport, Haiti, for border patrol mission along the Haiti/Dominican Republic border. 11 peacekeepers were onboard. The plane crashed in mountainous terrain during its mission, killing everyone onboard.
The plane went down in a remote area near the border with the Dominican Republic 28 miles (45 kilometres) from the capital Port-au-Prince, and 12 miles (20 kilometres) west of Fond Verrettes. Rescue teams had to reach the crash site by foot because there were no roads nearby and found no survivors.
The victims were Uruguayian and Jordanian military personnel serving as part of a 9,000 strong UN peacekeeping force which has been in Haiti since 2004.