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Two Dominican air force pilots died during an air show in Santo Domingo that was held this last weekend (April 6th – 7th). Show Aéreo del Caribe (Air Show of the Caribbean) is an annual air show held each year in the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo.
During this years show one of the planes stalled during a low-level maneuver and crashed into the Caribbean sea, killing both pilots. The pilots, from the Dominican Air Force were flying a Pillan T-35b when they crashed about 500 meters from shore.
Caribbean Air Show
The Caribbean Air show in Santo Domingo is a combination of military and non military pilots and planes. In addition to the Dominican Air Force, planes from the United States, Puerto Rico and other nations are invited.
During the last air show in 2011 the list included a demonstration team with F-15 Strike Eagles, a A-10 Thunderbolt (an American single-seat, twin-engine, straight-wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic) from the USAF Reserve, a C-130 Hercules from the Air National Guard in Puerto Rico, a HH-60 Black Hawk (a twin turboshaft engine helicopter) from the National Guard in Puerto Rico and Demonstrations from the US Coast Guard.