On April 17, 1995, about 1405 eastern standard time, a Beech B95A, N961Q, registered to Ark Air Inc., operating as a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight, experienced a loss of engine power after takeoff, and crashed while attempting to return to the Freeport International Airport, Freeport, Bahamas. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a VFR flight plan was filed. The airplane was destroyed. The commercial pilot and 1 passenger were not injured. The flight originated about 5 minutes before the accident. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated he was at about 600 feet agl on initial takeoff climb when the number 2 engine experienced a partial loss of engine power, and the number 1 engine would not develop full power. He contacted the control tower, informed them of the emergency, and started a left turn to runway 24. The number 2 engine failed and the left wing collided with the ground about 1/4 mile short of the runway. The airplane rotated around its vertical axis about 120 degrees and came to a complete stop.
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) 377-7281
This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Bahamian Government.