NTSB Identification: MIA03WA013
Accident occurred Thursday, November 07, 2002 in Stella Maris, Bahamas
Aircraft: Cessna 310N, registration: N5059Q
Injuries: 6 Uninjured.

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

On November 7, 2002, about 1330 eastern standard time, a Cessna 310N, N5059Q, registered to Soaring Eagle Aircraft, Inc., operating as a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight, sustained a runway excursion and collided with a parked aircraft while landing at Stella Maris Airport, Stella Maris, Bahamas. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight plan was filed. The airplane sustained substantial damage, and the commercial-rated pilot and five passengers were not injured. The flight departed New Port Richey, Florida, about 1030.

According to the pilot, during approach for landing at Stella Maris, at about 20 feet over the runway, both engines began surging that continued until touchdown, causing loss of directional control. The aircraft drifted off the right side of the runway and collided with a parked aircraft. No postcrash fire resulted. The pilot thought the engine surging might be the result of fuel exhaustion.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Civil Aviation, Nassau, 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) 326-0339

This report is filed for informational purposes only and contains only that information obtained for or released by the Bahamian authorities.

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