On February 3, 1998 at about 1200 eastern standard time, a Douglas DC3C, N200MF, registered to Missionary Flights International, as a 14 CFR Part 91 passenger flight experienced a total loss of engine power on both engines and made a forced landing 1 mile from the Greater Exuma Airport, Moss Town, Bahamas. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and an IFR flight plan was filed. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The airline transport pilot-in-command (PIC), commercial pilot first officer, and 24 passengers reported no injuries. The flight originated from Moss Town about 1 hour 52 minutes before the accident.

The PIC stated to company personnel that he experienced an engine failure on the left engine while en route to Cape Haitian, Haiti. He elected to return to his departure airport. The right engine overheated and failed and he made a forced landing 1 mile short of Moss Town.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of the Bahamas. This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Bahamian Government. Any further information may be obtained from:

Department of Civil Aviation Director of Civil Aviation PO Box N975 Nassau, Bahamas Telephone: (242) 377-7281

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