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Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan off Placencia

Date & Time: Nov 17, 2017 at 0855 LT
Operator: Tropic Air (Belize) (35030)">
Registration:
V3-HGX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Placencia – Punta Gorda
MSN:
208B-1162
YOM:
2005
Location: Placencia (24728)"> All Belize (13586)">
Country: Belize (13441)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
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.

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Punta Gorda

Date & Time: Mar 20, 2004 at 1159 LT
Type of aircraft: Cessna 208 Caravan (29729)">
Operator: Tropic Air (Belize) (35030)">
Registration:
V3-HGB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Punta Gorda-Placencia
MSN:
208-0871
YOM:
2000
Location: Punta Gorda (25072)"> All Belize (13586)">
Country: Belize (13441)">
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

Five minutes after takeoff from Punta Gorda, while flying at 1,500 feet, the pilot informed ATC about engine problem. He tried to return to the airport but eventually ditched the aircraft 2 miles off shore.