On September 5, 1993, about 1320 eastern daylight time, a Beagle B-206 Series 1, N163S, registered to South Florida Aircraft Sales and Leasing, crashed 1/4 mile north of the Freeport International Airport, Freeport, Bahamas, while on a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a VFR flight plan was filed for the flight to Nassau, Bahamas. The airplane was substantially damaged and the pilot and five passengers were not injured. The flight originated about 3 minutes earlier.

Shortly after takeoff with the landing gear retracted, the pilot stated that the right engine lost power. He then feathered the propeller and turned crosswind, then downwind, but stated that the airplane was unable to maintain altitude. He lowered the landing gear before landing on what he thought was dry land, but the airplane landed in about 4 feet of water.

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

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

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

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