Date & Time: Jul 12, 2004 at 0715 LT
Registration:
N4826C
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
San Juan-Saint Martin
MSN:
391
YOM:
1956
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
27200
Captain / Total hours on type:
924
Aircraft flight hours:
45771
Circumstances:
During a VFR cargo flight to the French-Dutch airport of Saint Martin, while 30 miles SE of Beef Island, the crew declared an emergency due to engine fire. Few minutes later, the twin engine aircraft crashed off shore, in the Antillean Sea. One wing was torn off in water impact and the copilot was rescued by Coast Guard crew. After few days searching, the pilot was still missing.