On November 18, 2005, approximately 1200 central standard time, a twin-engine Britten Norman BN2A-21 airplane, Belizean registration V3-HFO, was destroyed when it impacted a ravine in the Cayo Province of Belize. The airplane was owned and operated by Ionia Ltd. The commercial pilot and the two passengers were fatally injured. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed and a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed for the domestic passenger flight destined for a private airstrip at Blancaneaux Lodge.

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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