A private jet crashed near the Las Americas International Airport, with seven passengers on board and two crew members.
The accident occurred this afternoon near runway head 35, outside the terminal.
According to local sources, the aircraft left the El Higüero terminal in Santo Domingo Norte, bound for Miami, but reported an emergency upon takeoff.
All passengers were pronounced as deceased after state emergency teams reached the scene of the incident in a wooded area.
Local newspapers reported that the fallen aircraft is a Gulfstream type, registration HI-1050, belonging to the Helidosa company.