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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 9903
Last updated: 6 March 2020
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Date:20-DEC-1973
Time:14:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic LA4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N39385
C/n / msn: 534
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Category:Accident
Location:off Bimini -   Bahamas
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:NAS
Destination airport:PPM
Narrative:
Investigation under jurisdiction of the Government of the Bahamas. Damage and injury index presumed as aircraft was not found.

One possible scenario is that there was a violent weather front coming through at that time which could have thrown the plane into attitudes which might have been unrecoverable at low altitudes (per co-owner of the aircraft).

Sources:

NTSB
Stephen H. Teetor, co-owner of the aircraft


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
16-Nov-2012 00:26 Teetor Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Mar-2020 08:13 kolibriforensics Updated [Source, Narrative]
06-Mar-2020 08:14 harro Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Damage]
06-Mar-2020 08:19 harro Updated [Narrative]

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