Date & Time: Nov 2, 2003 at 2331 LT
Type of aircraft:
Mitsubishi MU-2 Marquise
Landing (descent or approach)
Crew on board:
The pilot left Oranjestad airport (Aruba Island) at 2250LT for a trip to Kralendijk-Flamingo airport, on Bonaire Island, also in the Netherlands Antilles. On final approach, both engine lost power and the aircraft descended before colliding with terrain 300 metres short of runway. The pilot was seriously injured and the aircraft destroyed. The CAA showed that the airplane did not contain any usable fuel and there was no evidence of fuel leakage from the airplane prior to the accident.