On January 18, 2002 at 1440 eastern standard time, a Britten-Norman BN2-A, N616GL, operated by Fly BVI Inc,. under the provision Title 14 CFR Part 135, as a sightseeing flight, ditched off Beef Island, British Virgin Islands, following a loss of engine power on both engines. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The airplane was substantially damaged. The air transport pilot and his passengers were not injured. The flight departed Beef Island, British Virgin Islands, at 1400.

According to the pilot, during a sightseeing tour the airplane experience a total loss of power on both engines at the same time. The pilot contacted the Beef Island control tower and declared an emergency and gave his position report. He then stated his intentions to ditch the airplane off the coast of Beef Island, British Virgin Islands. The airplane came to rest in six feet of water near the shoreline.

During the examination of the airplane by personnel from the Department of Civil Aviation, British Virgin Islands, approximately 23 gallons of fuel were discovered in each fuel tank.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of the British Virgin Islands. Any further information may be obtained from:

Department of Civil Aviation
P.O. Box 3013
Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Government of the British Virgin Islands..

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