Date & Time: Jul 13, 2003 at 1530 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 402
Operator:
Registration:
N314AB
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Fort Lauderdale-Treasure Cay
MSN:
402-0413
YOM:
1980
Flight number:
RSI502
Country:
Bahamas
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
7904
Captain / Total hours on type:
4964
Aircraft flight hours:
17589
Circumstances:
Descending to 3,500 feet at 20 miles from its destination, the pilot feathered the right propeller after some oil and part came away from right engine. With a rate of descent of 200 to 300 feet per minute, the aircraft impacted the water five miles off shore. Seven pax and the pilot were rescued 2 hours later by the crew of a US Coast Guard helicopter. Two passenger were drowned when the aircraft sunk by 15 to 30 feet of water.
Probable cause: