Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2000 Issue

NTSB Preliminary Reports

Selected recent general aviation and air carrier accidents currently under investigation

The following briefs were selected from the 106 preliminary reports filed with the NTSB in February 2000. Statements in quotes were taken directly from the NTSB documents. The information is subject to change. Click here to view "Accident Totals, February."

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Feb. 2, Bimini, Bahamas
Twin Beech

At about 14:07 EST, a Beech D18S operating as a Part 135 cargo flight was ditched in the Atlantic Ocean about 47 miles east of Bimini. The pilot was not injured and one passenger sustained minor injuries. The flight originated an hour earlier at Opa-Locka, Fla. The flight departed with all five fuel tanks full. While about 45...

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