NTSB Identification: MIA83LA025
Accident occurred Friday, November 05, 1982 in MISSING ACFT, Bahamas
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/05/1983
Aircraft: BEECH 65-B80, registration: N1HQ
Injuries: 3 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.

THE FLT DEPARTED FT. LAUDERDALE AT 1626, & AT 1654 IN THE VICINITY OF BIMINI WAS ADVISED TO CONTACT NASSAU RADIO. THE FLT FAILED TO CONTACT NASSAU & THERE WERE NO FURTHER COMMUNICATIONS WITH THE FLT. SEARCH EFFORTS PRODUCED NEGATIVE RESULTS. IMC PREVAILED ON THE PROPOSED ROUTE OF FLT. RADAR DEPICTIONS SHOWED THE MOST SEVERE WEATHER TO BE BETWEEN MIAMI, FL & BIMINI. SIGMET 7 ISSUED AT 1455 SHOWED AN AREA OF EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDING TO A POINT 100 MI E OF MIAMI WITH TOPS TO 40,000 FT THAT WAS MOVING NE AT 15K. ACFT DAMAGE & INJURIES ARE PRESUMED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM

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