NTSB Identification: DEN08WA052.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, January 23, 2008 in Cherbourg, France
Aircraft: Beech 58P, registration: N2326Y
Injuries: 2 Fatal,1 Serious.
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On January 23, 2008, approximately 1032 coordinated universal time, a U.S. registered and British operated Beech 58P, N2326Y, was destroyed when it impacted water approximately 7 nautical miles north of Maupertus Airport (LFRC), Cherbourg, France. Two people on board the aircraft were fatally injured and one person received serious injuries. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The cross country flight originated at West Midlands International Airport (EGBE), Coventry, United Kingdom, and was enroute to Guernsey Airport - Channel Islands (EGJB), United Kingdom.
Prior to the accident, the pilot declared an engine(s) failure, and was diverting to Maupertus (LFRC) when the aircraft ditched in the ocean approximately 7 nautical miles from LFRC.
The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Government of France. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released or obtained by the French government or the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (Bureau d'Enqutes et d'Analyses). Further information regarding this accident may be obtained from Bureau d'Enqutes et d'Analyses.
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