On October 15, 2005, at 0857 central daylight time, a single-engine Cessna 208B airplane, Belizean registration V3-HFQ, sustained minor damage when the left main landing gear failed after the brakes were applied while taxiing for takeoff at the Belize Municipal Airport near Belize City, Belize. The airplane was owned and operated by Tropic Air of Belize City, Belize. The pilot and the 10 passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed for the scheduled domestic passenger flight destined for San Pedro, Belize.

The accident investigation is under the control and jurisdiction of the Government of Belize. Further information may be obtained from:

Department of Civil Aviation
Belize International Airport
Post Office Box 367
Belize City, Belize

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

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