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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45149
Last updated: 1 November 2020
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Date:18-JUL-2003
Time:09:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-235 Apache
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N4928P
C/n / msn: 27-521
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Freeport -   Bahamas
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Freeport (MYGF)
Destination airport:West Palm Beach, FL (KPBI)
Narrative:
On July 18, 2003, about 0947 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-23-235, N4928P, registered to and operated by a private individual, crashed on airport property shortly after takeoff from the Freeport International Airport, Freeport, Bahamas. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed for the non-U.S. operated personal flight. The airplane was destroyed and the private-rated pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The flight had originated about 2 minutes earlier.

According to an air traffic controller, the airplane was observed after takeoff at 100 feet above ground level, in a left turn. The pilot broadcast on the frequency that he had "lost one engine", and would be returning to land. The airplane was then observed in a steep turn followed by the nose of the airplane pitching down. The airplane impacted terrain about 400 yards from the north airport fence; fire and smoke was observed following the impact.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of the Bahamas. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Manager of Flight Standards, Bahamas
P.O. Box AP 59244
Nassau, N.P. Bahamas
Phone: (242) 377-3445/3448
Facsimile: (242) 377-6060

This report is for information purposes only and contains only information obtained for or released by the Bahamian Government. CAUSE:

Sources:

http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20030722X01170&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Oct-2019 21:45 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
09-Apr-2020 20:19 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]

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