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Last updated: 16 December 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 20 March 2004
Time:11:59
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Tropic Air
Registration: V3-HGB
C/n / msn: 208B0871
First flight: 2000
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) E off Punta Gorda (   Belize)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Punta Gorda Airport (PND), Belize
Destination airport:Placencia Airport (PLJ), Belize
Narrative:
Some five minutes after departure from Punta Gorda Airport (PND), while at 1500 feet, the engine lost power. The pilot carried out a ditching.

Classification:

Ditching

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Punta Gorda Airport to Placencia Airport as the crow flies is 68 km (42 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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