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On November 15, 2000, at 1206 eastern standard time, a Beech Musketeer BE-23, N2334J, collided with water while attempting a go-around on runway 33, at the Everglades Airpark in Everglades City, Florida. The airplane was operated by the commercial pilot under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 91, and visual flight rules. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The pilot and two passengers were not injured and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The flight had originated from the Everglades Airpark in Everglades City, Florida, at an undetermined time.

According to the pilot, during landing, he experienced strong gusty winds which forced the airplane to bounce on the runway. The pilot said he began to execute a go-around with full power but the airplane would not gain flying speed and settled into the bay at the end of the runway. Examination of the airframe failed to disclose mechanical problems with the airplane.

The pilot was mailed an NTSB pilot/operator report on November 24, 2000, but had not returned the completed form by the time of this report.

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