Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2002 Issue

July 20, Atlantic Ocean / Piper Lance

At 0600 eastern time a Piper PA-32RT-300 ditched in the Atlantic Ocean, killing all five aboard. The aircraft was flying from Freeport, Bahamas, to West Palm Beach, Fla., when it disappeared from radio and radar contact. The Coast Guard recovered three victims and about 300 pounds of aircraft debris. The other two victims are presumed dead. The depth of the water in the search area was about 2100 feet....

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