Date & Time: Jan 18, 2002 at 1440 LT
Type of aircraft:
Britten-Norman Islander
Operator:
Fly BVI
Registration:
N616GL
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Beef Island-Beef Island
MSN:
0616
YOM:
1970
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

The aircraft left Beef Island at 1400LT for a regional round trip. While cruising, pilot informed ATC that both engines failed and tried to perform an emergency landing in sea. All four occupants were rescued while the aircraft sunk by two meters. The cause of dual engine failure is unknown as there was sufficient fuel on board.