ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 309121
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Narrative:On March 11, 2023, about 1329 eastern standard time, an amateur-built, experimental Velocity SE RG, N343BD, was substantially damaged during a ditching in Florida Bay, near Bahia Key, Florida. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.
Velocity SUV FG
|MSN:|| SRE 045|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Florida Bay, near Bahia Key, FL -
United States of America
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Marathon-Florida Keys Airport, FL (MTH/KMTH)|
|Destination airport:||Summerland Key Airport, FL (FD51)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities|
The airplane was enroute from The Florida Keys Marathon International Airport (MTH), Marathon, Florida, to the pilot’s home airport, Summerland Key Cover Airport (FD51), Summerland Key, Florida. Due to his injuries, the pilot was unable to provide a complete statement as of the publication of this report. He stated to first responders that during cruise flight, the airplane experienced a total loss of engine power, and he ditched the airplane in Florida Bay.
The wreckage was recovered and retained for further examination.
NTSB https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/NNumberResult?nNumberTxt=343BD https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=a3c890&lat=24.752&lon=-81.215&zoom=12.0&showTrace=2023-03-11&leg=2 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N343BD/history/20230311/1821Z/KMTH/L%2024.79759%20-81.26131 https://wiki.velocityoba.com/index.php?title=Velocity_Models#The_SUV
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