Date & Time: Mar 20, 2004 at 1159 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 208 Caravan
Operator:
Registration:
V3-HGB
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Positioning
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Punta Gorda-Placencia
MSN:
208-0871
YOM:
2000
Country:
Belize
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
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.