NTSB Identification: MIA05WA115
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 31, 2005 in Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Aircraft: Cessna 206C, registration: N558DZ
Injuries: 5 Fatal,1 Serious.

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

On May 31, 2005, about 1645 central standard time, a Cessna 206C, N558DZ, registered to an individual and operated by Costa Rica Skydive, during a parachute operation crashed into the Pacific Ocean near the beach coast of Herradura, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a company visual flight rules flight plan was filed. The commercial-rated pilot and four passengers were fatally injured, one passenger received serious injuries. The airplane was destroyed. The flight originated from the Yolando Aerodrome, Esterillos, Costa Rica, earlier that day, about 1630.

Preliminary information received by the Direccion General de Aviacion Civil stated that after several days of searching for it, the airplane was located in deep water. One of the parachutists that was aboard was rescued nearly 24 hours after the airplane was declared missing. He was located in the ocean about 2 miles from the beach shore and was taken for medical treatment.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of Costa Rica. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Direccion General de Aviacion Civil
Investigacion De Accidentes e Incidentes
Apdo. Postal 5026-1000
San Jose, Costa Rica
507-290-0664
www.dgac.go.cr

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information obtained for or released by the government of Costa Rica.

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