NTSB Identification: MIA97WA110
Accident occurred Monday, March 31, 1997 in DEEP WATER CAY, Bahamas
Aircraft: Cessna 310R, registration: N995GP
Injuries: 5 Uninjured.

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

On March 31, 1997, about 0955 eastern standard time, a Cessna 310R, N995GP, registered to Marco Aviation, Inc., landed short of the runway at a private airstrip located on Deep Water Cay, Bahamas. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the 14 CFR Part 135 non-scheduled, international, passenger flight. The airplane was substantially damaged and the commercial-rated pilot, and four passengers were not injured. The flight originated about 0930 from the Freeport International Airport, Freeport, Bahamas.

The pilot stated that he overflew the airport then entered downwind, base and final. While on final approach, the airplane was landed short of the runway which collapsed the main landing gears after they contacted the runway lip. The nose landing gear then collapsed after contacting the runway and the airplane came to rest upright.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of the Bahamas. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Director of Civil Aviation, Bahamas P.O. Box N-975 Nassau, N.P. Bahamas Phone: (242) 377-7117

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

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