NTSB Identification: MIA97WA135
Accident occurred Saturday, April 12, 1997 in PITTS TOWN, Bahamas
Aircraft: Beech A-36, registration: N11RV
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

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

On April 12, 1997, about 0915 eastern daylight time, a Beech A-36, N11RV, registered to a private individual, crashed shortly after takeoff from a private airstrip located at Pitts Town, on Crooked Island, Bahamas. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the flight. The airplane was destroyed and the four occupants were fatally injured. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

Information received indicates that after takeoff, the flight returned for landing but crashed in about 8 feet of water 100 yards from the end of the runway. Representatives from Raytheon and Teledyne Continental have been assigned as technical advisors to assist the Bahamians.

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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