NTSB Identification: MIA82DA182
Accident occurred Friday, August 06, 1982 in ANDROS IS, Bahamas
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/06/1983
Aircraft: BEECH 65, registration: N35PK
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

WHILE EN ROUTE AT 9000 FT MSL AT NIGHT, THE RIGHT ENGINE REPORTEDLY LOST POWER AND WAS FEATHERED. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE LEFT ENGINE HAD A PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER AND THE AIRCRAFT WOULD NOT MAINTAIN ALTITUDE. COMMUNICATION WAS MAINTAINED WITH MIAMI CENTER UNTIL THE PILOT REPORTED DITCHING ABOUT 40 MILES SOUTH OF NASSAU, BAHAMAS. AT 0600, A U.S. NAVY VESSEL RESCUED THE PILOT AND TWO PASS ENGERS. THE AIRCRAFT WAS NOT RECOVERED FROM THE OCEAN.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TWO OR MORE ENGINES..INOPERATIVE

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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