On September 5, 2010, at 1919 coordinated universal time, a Cessna 208B, French registered F-OIXZ, operated by Tropic Airlines, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The pilot and six passengers sustained minor injuries. The flight originated from Pointe a Pitre (TFFR), Guadeloupe, and was en route to Saint Barthelemy (TFFJ).

The French investigators received statements that the engine lost power while over the water. The pilot performed a forced landing in a sugar cane field resulting in substantial damage.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the French government. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the French government or the Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau
Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses
Zone Sud
200 rue de Paris
Aêroport du Bourget
93350 Le Bourget Cedex

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