Date & Time: Feb 20, 2003 at 1220 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 402
Registration:
N554AE
Flight Type:
Ferry
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
La Havane-Marathon-Miami
MSN:
402-1308
YOM:
1977
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4000
Captain / Total hours on type:
817
Aircraft flight hours:
11303
Circumstances:

Few minutes before landing, while cruising at 8,000 feet, the pilot encountered technical problem with engine and fuel smell in the cockpit. He decided to ditch the aircraft off Key Islands. The aircraft sunk but the pilot was rescued by US Coast Guards.