Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2001 Issue

July 06, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. / Cessna Caravan

At 19:00 eastern time, a Cessna 208B lost power and ditched into the Atlantic Ocean 20 miles east of Fort Lauderdale. The pilot and co-pilot were not injured. The pilot said they were cruising at 6,500 feet from Freeport, Bahamas when the engine came to a “screeching halt.” Attempts to restore engine power failed and all warning lights in the cockpit illuminated except for the fire light....

To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Aviation Safety

The monthly journal of risk management and accident prevention, is packed with useful, timely information on basic and advanced technique, accident analysis and, most important, practical articles on how you can develop the judgment that will keep you in the air and out of the NTSB's files.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.