Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2000 Issue

Aug. 26, Daytona Beach Shores, Fla. / Ryan Navion

At about 08:40 eastern time, a Ryan Navion A suffered an engine failure and ditched in the Atlantic Ocean near Daytona Beach Shores. The three occupants reported minor injuries. The pilot said they were flying from Spruce Creek to St. Augustine at 1,000 feet when the engine quit. He ditched about 150 yards from shore. The aircraft remained afloat for two to three minutes and all occupants were able to exit before the airplane sank in 11 feet of water....

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