NTSB Identification: MIA97WA017
Accident occurred Thursday, October 31, 1996 in ST. VINCENT, West Indies
Aircraft: Piper PA-32-300, registration: N970CA
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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

On October 31, 1996, a Piper PA-32-300, N970CA, registered to a private individual, operated by Kingfisher Air Services dba Air St. Kitts/Nevis, failed to arrive at the intended destination at the ET Joshua Airport, St. Vincent Island, St. Vincent, British West Indies. Weather conditions are unknown and a VFR flight plan was filed for the 14 CFR Part 135 non-scheduled, international, cargo flight. The airplane is presumed to be destroyed and the commercial-rated pilot and a company employee are lost and are presumed to be fatally injured. The flight originated about 1548 Atlantic Standard Time, from the Vigie Airport, St. Lucia Island, St. Lucia, British West Indies.

According to company personnel, the pilot reported at 1601 that the flight was at the north coastline of St. Vincent Island at 3,000 feet. There was no further recorded radio contact with the pilot.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Antigua. Any further information pertaining to the accident may be obtained from:

Director of Civil Aviation, Mr. Herald Wilson P.O. Box 1130 St. John's Antigua, British West Indies Phone (268) 462-0907 FAX (268) 462-4145

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information obtained for or released by the Antiguan Government.

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