Birgenair Flight 301 Memorial

Honoring the the 176 dead of the tragic crash of Birgenair Flight 301 on 6 February 1996, this memorial contains the names of all those who died. The official report states the likely cause was a wasp nest being constructed in a pitot tube which resulted in faulty readings to the plane's computer and eventually a stalling of one engine. The other engine sent the plane into a spin and crashed into the ocean, killing everyone on board.


If you come to honor the dead, you will find the memorial to be a tall gravestone with the names of all the victims on board.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Birgenair Flight 301 Memorial may choose to book their trip in Puerto Plata, since travelers to this area of the Dominican Republic will have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. If you'd like to book your stay near this historical site, there are a reasonable number of hotel room choices in the vicinity.

Hotels near Birgenair Flight 301 Memorial
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Club Villas Jazmin Hotel 1.4 mi. (3.8 km) WNW
Hacienda Tropical Resort -- --
Portofino Guest House Guest house 2.2 mi. (1.9 km) SE
Sun Village Resort & Spa Resort 2.5 mi. (5.6 km) WNW
The Bungalows Resort 2.5 mi. (5.6 km) WNW
Lifestyle Presidential Suites Resort 2.6 mi. (5.7 km) WNW
Grand Oasis Marien All Inclusive Resort Resort 3.0 mi. (3.2 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

If the time you spend at the historic site leaves your stomach stomach growling, don't fret -- you're going to find a plentiful supply of food offerings in the general vicinity. La Puntilla, which serves Italian fare, is very close-by, making it a great option for patrons here. The dining establishment is a small ways away, but out of the way enough that you might want to arrange for using a type of transportation to get there. Also within a short distance, you and your companions will encounter eateries like Sam's Bar & Grill and Skina where you and your group can try out International fare and enjoy the local foods and culture of the Dominican Republic.


Contact Information

Location: Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic


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