Date & Time: Aug 7, 1978 at 1106 LT
Type of aircraft:
Rockwell Grand Commander 680
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
While approaching Great Inagua Island, the pilot declared an emergency and reported an engine fire. He elected to divert to the nearest airport but eventually ditched the aircraft into the sea. SAR operations did no find any trace of the aircraft nor both occupants.
Ditching following fire in engine in flight for undetermined reasons.