NTSB Identification: MIA04WA089
Accident occurred Thursday, May 27, 2004 in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas
Aircraft: Cessna 210B, registration: N9690X
Injuries: 3 Fatal,1 Serious,1 Minor.

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

On May 27, 2004, about 1645 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 210B, N9690X, registered to a private individual, crashed short of runway 09 at the Marsh Harbour International Airport, Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight from the Herlong Airport, Jacksonville, Florida, to the Marsh Harbour International Airport, Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. The airplane was substantially damaged, and the private-rated pilot and 2 passengers were fatally injured, while 1 passenger sustained serious injuries and 1 passenger sustained minor injuries. The flight originated at an unknown time from the Herlong Airport.

The flight departed, climbed to 4,500 feet, flew southbound along the east coast of Florida towards Ft. Pierce, then the pilot elected to proceed direct to Marsh Harbour. The flight then climbed to either 9,000 or 9,500 feet, and proceeded towards Marsh Harbour. While flying over Treasure Cay at 4,500 feet, the engine sputtered with the fuel selector positioned on the left fuel tank position. The pilot positioned the fuel selector to the right tank and the flight continued to the destination. The flight arrived over the airport at 4,500 feet and spiraled down to lose altitude. The airplane crashed approximately .11 nautical mile from the approach end of runway 09; there was no post crash fire.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of the Bahamas. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Manager of Flight Standards, Bahamas
P.O. Box AP 59244
Nassau, N.P., Bahamas
Phone: (242) 377-3445
Facsimile: (242) 377-6060

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information obtained for or released by the Bahamian Government.

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