NTSB Identification: MIA96WA058
Accident occurred Sunday, January 07, 1996 in NASSAU, Bahamas
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N55475
Injuries: 5 Fatal,1 Serious.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On January 7, 1995, about 0800 eastern standard time, N55475, a Cessna 172 crashed in Bahamian waters about 6 miles south of Nassau Airport, Nassau, Bahamas, while on a personal flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a VFR flight plan was filed. The airplane was substantially damaged and the pilot and four passengers were fatally injured. One passenger received serious injuries. The flight originated from Fresh Creek Airport, Andros Island, Bahamas.

The pilot radioed controllers on duty at Nassau that he was losing control of the airplane. The airplane did not arrive at Nassau and the United States Coast Guard initiated a search effort. The one survivor was rescued and transported to a Bahamian hospital. The deceased were located in the submerged wreckage.

This accident investigation is under the juridiction of the Bahamian aviation authorities. This report is filed for informational purposes only, and contains only that information obtained for or provided by the Bahamian aviation authorities. For additional information contact:

The Director General Civil Aviation P.O. Box N-975 Nassau, Bahamas Telephone: 809-377-7177

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