NTSB Identification: MIA05WA154.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 08, 2005 in Exuma Cay, Bahamas
Aircraft: Beech BE-58, registration: N3162W
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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

On September 8, 2005, about 1350 eastern daylight time, a Beech BE-58, N3162W, registered to and operated by a private individual as a Title 14 CFR part 91 personal flight, impacted the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Exuma Cay, Bahamas. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. The airline-transport rated pilot received fatal injuries and the airplane incurred substantial damage. The flight originated in Nassau, Bahamas, the same day, about 1230.

According to an official with the Bahamian Department of Civil Aviation, a witness stated that he saw the accident airplane flying at a low altitude near Norman's Cay, with one engine on fire, and it subsequently crashed in the ocean. The official said that the airplane came to rest about 300 yards from the Norman's Cay Airport, in about 20 feet of water.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of the Bahamas. Any further information can be obtained from:

Director of Civil Aviation
P.O. Box N-975
Nassau, N.P. Bahamas
Telephone: 242-377-7117

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

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