On March 23, 1995, about 1500 eastern standard time, a Beech E18S, N8111, registered to Jetlease/Finance Corp., and operated by Caribe Air Cargo, Inc., crashed while landing at Walker's Cay, Bahamas, while on a 14 CFR Part 135 nonscheduled international cargo flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed. The aircraft received substantial damage and the commercial-rated pilot and one passenger received serious injuries. The flight originated from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on March 23, 1995, about 1400.

The pilot reported to a U.S. FAA inspector that while landing to the west the aircraft touched down about the middle of the runway. He elected to go around. He applied power and asked the pilot-rated passenger in the right seat to retract the wing flaps. The passenger retracted the landing gear. The aircraft settled and the propellers struck the runway. He continued the go-around but noticed that the aircraft was on fire. He then ditched the aircraft in the water at the end of the runway.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of the Bahamas. Any further information may be obtained from:

Director of Civil Aviation P.O. Box N-975 Nassau, N.P., Bahamas Telephone: (809) 327-7117

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

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