Date & Time: Dec 20, 2007 at 1700 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 208 Caravan
Operator:
Registration:
N954PA
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Humanitarian
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Higuero-West Palm Beach
MSN:
208-0556
YOM:
1996
Country:
Bahamas
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was returning to West Palm Beach, Florida, after a special flight to the Dominican Republic on behalf of a Humanitarian organization. While cruising off Andros Island at 12,000 feet, crew informed ATC about engine problem and tried to divert to the nearest airport. Few minutes later, crew ditched the aircraft off shore. Both occupants were rescued by a sailboat and the aircraft sunk.