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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133328
Last updated: 3 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA32 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-32-260
Owner/operator:Cutlass Bay Resort
Registration: N4802S
C/n / msn: 32-1187
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Atlantic Ocean -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Cat Island, OF (MYCE)
Destination airport:Nassau, OF (MYNN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight was cruising at 4,500 feet, and was about 20 minutes into the flight, when the pilot reported the engine oil temperature rose rapidly to the red line. About 14 minutes later the oil pressure dropped, the engine ran rough, and the pilot could not maintain altitude. He radioed his position on a frequency of 121.5, 60 DME (distance measuring equipment), off the Nassau VOR 120 degree radial. He elected to ditch near a boat. About 50 feet above the water the propeller stopped, and he glided as close to the boat as he could. The airplane sank and the pilot was picked up from the water, by the occupants of the boat. The airplane was not recovered from the ocean and the cause of the engine failure was not determined.
Probable Cause: a loss of engine power for an undetermined reason, resulting in a forced landing in water, and subsequent sinking of the airplane.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 10:55 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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