Accident Velocity SUV FG N343BD, 11 Mar 2023
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 309121
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VELO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Velocity SUV FG
Registration: N343BD
MSN: SRE 045
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
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
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.

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 (history)


Revision history:

11-Mar-2023 20:29 Captain Adam Added
11-Mar-2023 23:59 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2023 02:43 johnwg Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative, Category]
13-Mar-2023 15:22 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Damage, Narrative]
24-Mar-2023 11:17 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative, Category]

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