Date & Time: Nov 7, 2006 at 0715 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 207 Skywagon
Operator:
Registration:
V3-HDT
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Orange Walk-Corozal
MSN:
207-0716
YOM:
1981
Country:
Belize
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:

The aircraft left Orange Walk airport at 0700LT for a 30 miles flight to Corozal, North Belize. After 15 minutes, pilot encountered engine problems and decided to ditch the aircraft 4 miles south of High Bluff. The aircraft sunk by 5 feet of water and all 6 occupants were rescued by a boat crew. The engine was recently overhauled.