NTSB Identification: MIA87LA164.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33992.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 27, 1987 in MISSING ACFT, Bahamas
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/19/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 402C, registration: N2652B
Injuries: 1 Fatal.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
ON 5/27/87 AT ABOUT 0915 EDT, THE PLT DEPARTED PALM BEACH INTL ARPT (PBI) ON A FLT TO MARSH HARBOUR, GREAT ABACO ISLAND, BAHAMAS. WHEN THE ACFT DID NOT ARRIVE AT THE DESTINATION, A SEARCH WAS INITIATED. THE ACFT WAS NOT FND & WAS PRESUMED TO HAVE BEEN DESTROYED. THE PLT WAS PRESUMED TO HAVE BEEN FATALLY INJURED. RADAR DATA REVEALED THAT THE ACFT HAD DEPARTED TOWARD MARSH HARBOUR, BUT THE LAST CONTACT WITH THE FLT WAS APRX 12 MI EAST OF PBI. AN ACFT WAS SEEN FLYING EASTBOUND OVER THE DESTN ARPT AT ABOUT THE TIME OF THE ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIME. ALSO, ANOTHER PLT THOUGHT SHE HEARD A RADIO TRANSMISSION FROM THE MISSING ACFT WHEN THE PLT RPRTD IN THE VCNTY OF GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
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