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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231661
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P210 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna P210N Pressurized Centurion
Owner/operator:Hinkel Donald CR Trustee
Registration: N50DH
MSN: P21000666
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:14 nm NE off North Eleuthera -   Bahamas
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Stuart-Witham Field, FL (SUA/KSUA)
Destination airport:San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU/TJSJ)
According to the pilot, while cruising at an altitude of 17,000 ft. north east of North Eleuthera, there was a significant loss of engine power, which subsequently led to him applying anti-icing. Shortly after, an icing indication was received the engine lost all power.
An emergency was declared with Miami Center air traffic control and an unsuccessful attempt was made to restart the engine. The pilot attempted to divert to the nearest airport, North Eleuthera (MYEH), but was unable to reach the aerodrome. The aircraft ditched into waters approximately 14 NM north east of MYEH.
The pilot exited the aircraft with life vest and life raft and personal locater beacon which aided the US Coast Guard in locating his position during their search efforts. After rescue by the Coast Guard, he was flown to Nassau to receive medical attention. The aircraft and its contents were lost to the ocean. There were no injuries reported.

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Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

23-Dec-2019 23:09 Captain Adam Added
24-Dec-2019 01:34 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Dec-2019 01:35 RobertMB Updated [Destination airport]
24-Dec-2019 01:37 RobertMB Updated [Time]
29-Nov-2020 09:09 harro Updated [Location, Damage, Narrative, Accident report]

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