NTSB Identification: ATL97WA068
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 30, 1997 in ST. VINCENT, Spain
Aircraft: Beech 58, registration:
Injuries: 6 Fatal.

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

On April 30, 1997, about 2005 Atlantic standard time, a Beech 58, 9YTHF, collided with the water immediately after takeoff from the E.T. Joshua Airport, Kingstown, St. Vincent, W.I. The airplane was operated by AV-Air, a Trinidad company for the personal flight from St. Vincent to Port-of-Spain, Trindad. Flight plan information was not available, and visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The two pilot were fatally injured, as were the four passengers, and the airplane was substantially damaged. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The director of civil aviation indicated that the airplane crashed into the bay immediately after departing St. Vincent Airport (TVSV). As of May 6, 1997, the wreckage had been recovered, except for the engines, which were expected to be recovered before the end of the week..

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, W.I. Any further information may be obtained from:

Director of Civil Aviation Eastern Caribbean States Post Office Box 1130 St. Johns, Antigua 268-462-0907

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines government.

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