Preliminary Accident Reports

April 2002 Issue

NTSB Preliminary Reports

Selected general aviation and air carrier accidents

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January 01, Hollywood, Fla.
Piper Navajo

At about 18:02 eastern time, a Piper PA-31-250 operating as a Part 135 air taxi flight ditched into the Atlantic Ocean about 300 yards from shore. The pilot and three passengers were seriously injured and a fourth passenger died. The aircraft originated from the Bahamas at about 16:35. The pilot initially declared a “minimum fuel” status to Miami Center, then told the tower controller he would have to ditch short of the coastline.

January 02, Boise, Idaho
Beech Baron

At 10:45 mountain time, a Beech 58P on a post-maintenance te...

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