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Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan off Placencia

Accident description

  • Nov 17, 2017 at 0855 LT
  • V3-HGX
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Charter (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
  • Yes
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • Placencia – Punta Gorda
  • 208B-1162
  • 2005
  • Placencia, Belize
  • Belize
  • Central America
  • 1
  • 0
  • 10
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • A Tropic Air flight carrying Acting Prime Minister Patrick Faber and Immigration Minister Godwin Hulse plunged into the Caribbean Sea in Placencia shortly before nine o’clock. Reports are that upon taking off from the Placencia Airstrip, the left landing wheel made contact with a passing vehicle that had managed to bypass the barriers. The impact caused the aircraft to nose dive into the nearby water in front of the airstrip. While all passengers on board the plane and inside the vehicle were rescued, the airplane was damaged beyond repair.