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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76478
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Time:13:45 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec
Owner/operator:Cambridge Air
Registration: N20373
MSN: 27-7305178
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Atlantic Ocean, 5 km fro Grand Bahama, near Walker's Cray -   Bahamas
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Walkers Cay International Airport, Walkers Cay Abaco, Bahamas
Destination airport:Freeport International Airport, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Investigating agency: AAIPU
Lost one engine and ditched on the sea. Passengers waited for emergency crewes on the plane, that stayed partially submerged

The investigation team has determined that the probable cause of this accident is loss of control of the airplane due to failure of the critical engine (left) from which the pilot was unable to effectively manage and subsequently crashed in the water.
The probable cause of the failure of the left (critical) engine is determined to be fuel exhaustion resulting in fuel starvation to the engine.


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

Revision history:

25-Aug-2010 11:27 Fusko Added
16-Mar-2020 10:12 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]
08-May-2020 06:58 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-May-2020 06:58 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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