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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 217461
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Time:c. 8:50 PM E
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec
Owner/operator:Global Aero Aircraft LLC
Registration: N8383C
MSN: 27-4412
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2.3 nm from the approach end of RWY 14 of LPIA -   Bahamas
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Palm Beach-Palm Beach County Airport, FL (LNA/KLNA)
Destination airport:Nassau-Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS/MYNN)
Investigating agency: AAID Bahamas
Confidence Rating:
The pilot had reported that the door of the plane came open mid-flight. He later experienced engine failure and crash landed into waters 1 mile off of the Northern Coast of Nassau, Bahamas. The airplane was originally located on the night of the crash; the Royal Bahamas Defence Force suspended the search and showed up the next morning stating that the plane was lost and believed to be carried into deep waters. The plane and pilot are still missing.
The aircraft is not recovered.

The AAID has determined the probable cause of this accident to be loss of control inflight and uncontrolled collision with terrain (ocean). Engine malfunction has been determined to be a contributing factor to the loss of control inflight.


Final Report:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAID Bahamas
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

09-Nov-2018 14:02 gerard57 Added
09-Nov-2018 14:08 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2018 15:58 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
14-Nov-2018 06:18 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
18-Dec-2018 18:06 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
09-May-2020 07:36 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-May-2020 07:36 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report, ]

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