On October 2, 1999, about 1430 eastern daylight time, a Temco D-16A, N714T, registered to Friendly Skies Inc., and operated as a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight from Treasure Cay, Bahamas to Miami, Florida, had a failure of the left engine while in cruise flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time, and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed. The flight made an emergency landing in the water along the shoreline, and the commercial-rated pilot and three passengers were not injured. The flight originated the same day, about 1415.

The pilot stated to Bahamian officials that about 15 minutes into the flight, the left engine began to lose rpm, and oil started to come out of the engine. The pilot further stated that he could not get the left propeller to go into feather, and the right engine would not keep the airplane at altitude. The pilot made a forced landing in the water, close to the shore and the airplane incurred substantial damage.

This 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: 242-377-7117

This report is for informational purposes only, and contains information released by or obtained for the Government of the Bahamas.

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