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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36134
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:12-MAY-1999
Time:08:59
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Commander 500B
Owner/operator:Eec Investment Inc.
Registration: N6138X
C/n / msn: 927-10
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Atlantic Ocean -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Opa-locka, FL (OPF)
Destination airport:Nassau, OF (MYNN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The flight was on approach, and the pilot was in radio contact with approach control. For unknown reasons the pilot performed a 360-degree turn, without permission from the controller, and was then vectored to a different runway. After acknowledging the clearance to the new runway, the controller lost all contact with the flight. None of the radio communications indicated that the pilot was having mechanical or medical problems. A search was initiated by air and a debris field was located. Five yellow life jackets, 1 six man life raft, several unidentified pieces of white and gold airframe were recovered. The pilot and the wreckage were never recovered from the water. At the time of the accident the pilot's license had been suspended by the FAA.
Probable Cause: an in-flight collision with water for undetermined reasons, due to the wreckage never being recovered from the water.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X18844&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
28-Mar-2012 11:33 Anon. Updated [Operator]
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 15:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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