Date & Time: Oct 21, 2004 at 1748 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N61518
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Ferry
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Exuma-Fort Lauderdale
MSN:
31-7552022
YOM:
1975
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4500
Aircraft flight hours:
19269
Circumstances:
Ninety minutes after ist departure from Exuma airport, the pilot declared an emergency while approaching Florida's coast due a low manifold pressure on right engine. He decided to ditch the aircraft shortly later. Rescue teams were rapidly on scene to evacuate the sole occupant. The accident was caused by fuel exhaustion