Cargo Flight lost in Lagoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Thursday, March 15, 2012
By George Hatcher

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Contact photographer Hector A Rivera

What: Jet One Express Convair CV-340 en route from San Juan to St. Maarten
Where: San Juan
When: Mar 15th 2012
Who: 2 crew
Why: On takeoff, the Corvair developed engine trouble. They consulted with ATC and decided to return to the airport but instead ended up in the La Torrecilla Lagoon. Witnesses saw the plane trailing smoke as it approached.

The pilot and copilot died on impact. The flight has been confirmed as flight 440 to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. It was a cargo flight with only two crew aboard.

Divers are working to retrieve the bodies from the underwater wreckage. No names have been released.

Jet One has an office in Boca Raton Florida since Thursday, June 15, 2000 in the state of Florida when it filed as a Domestic for Profit Corporation.

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