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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204606
Last updated: 10 April 2021
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Date:17-JAN-2018
Time:08:00+ LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec F
Owner/operator:Kingdom Airways LLC
Registration: N62769
C/n / msn: 27-7754010
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Mastic Point, North Andros -   Bahamas
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:San Andros Airport (SAQ/MYAN)
Destination airport:Nassau-Paradise Island Airport (PID/MYPI)
Narrative:
The aircraft went missing. ATC advised that after coming into radar contact with Nassau approach control, the aircraft was observed to reverse course heading back to Andros. Shortly after, radar contact was lost.

Around the time of the accident, weather reports obtained from the Meteorological Department forecasted weather conditions to be Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC) in the central Bahamas, however, remnants of a cold front remained in the area. According to other pilots in the airspace around the time of the accident, and other witnesses on the ground, conditions were not favorable for flight under Visual Flight Rules (VFR).

25 Feb 2018: “The aircraft was recovered from waters adjacent to the previous search location by a salvage team with assistance from specialist divers of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. The wreckage will be taken to the United States, where additional analysis will be conducted by the Air Accident Investigation Department with assistance from specialists provided by the aircraft and engine manufacturers and the National Transportation Safety Board. All major components and parts of the aircraft were recovered.” said Chief Investigator of the Air Accident Investigation Department Delvin Major.


Sources:

http://www.tribune242.com/news/2018/jan/18/breaking-news-small-aircraft-en-route-new-providen/?news=
http://bahamaspress.com/2018/01/17/plane-crash-in-andros-all-passengers-found-dead/
https://www.bahamaslocal.com/newsitem/191213/Breaking__Plane_crash_kills_six_people.html
https://thenassauguardian.com/2018/01/17/police-say-search-continues-for-missing-plane/
https://thenassauguardian.com/2018/02/26/wreckage-of-fatal-plane-crash-recovered/#
http://www.tribune242.com/news/2018/jul/27/initiatives-clamp-down-illegal-flight-operations/
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http://trip-suggest.com/bahamas/north-andros/mastic-point/#about
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=62769
https://www.commonwealthaircraft.com/twin-engine/1977-piper-aztec.html

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AAID factual report: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/fbeb16_52a134db92b94180a380f701fb10c989.pdf

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AAID Final Report - 25 Pages (Published 31 July, 2018): https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/fbeb16_5d7d4685179c4ad586591adc5c79b3e6.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jan-2018 19:30 gerard57 Added
17-Jan-2018 19:31 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
17-Jan-2018 22:26 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2018 10:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
18-Jan-2018 10:43 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Damage, Narrative]
18-Jan-2018 11:41 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
18-Jan-2018 18:27 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
19-Jan-2018 05:48 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
19-Jan-2018 17:44 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
24-Jan-2018 20:08 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
09-Feb-2018 08:15 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
26-Feb-2018 19:49 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Jul-2018 14:13 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
07-Aug-2018 17:48 Kilocharley1 Updated [Source]
29-Nov-2020 10:04 harro Updated [Destination airport, Accident report]

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