Date & Time: Nov 7, 2006 at 0715 LT
Orange Walk – Corozal
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The single engine aircraft departed Orange Walk Airport at 0700LT for a 30 miles flight to Corozal, North Belize. After 15 minutes, the pilot encountered engine problems and elected to ditch the aircraft about 4 miles south of High Bluff. The aircraft sank in shallow water (about 5 feet deep). All 6 occupants were rescued by the crew of a boat.
Engine failure in flight for unknown reasons. The engine was recently overhauled.