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.


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