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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Wednesday 9 March 2005
Time:17:20
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-HFW
C/n / msn: 208B-0791
First flight: 1999
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Belize City Municipal Airport (TZA) (   Belize)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Belize City Municipal Airport (TZA), Belize
Destination airport:San Pedro Airport (SPR), Belize
Flightnumber:2110
Narrative:
Tropic Air flight 2110 departed Belize City on a domestic flight to San Pedro. Microburst was encountered immediately after takeoff. The airplane impacted the water in a left wing low attitude and sank in 6-feet of water.
A thunderstorm was approaching the airport at the time of the accident.

Classification:
Windshear/downdraft
Loss of control

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Belize City Municipal Airport to San Pedro Airport as the crow flies is 51 km (32 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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