Date & Time: Aug 13, 2005 at 1557 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N318JL
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
North Eleuthera-Fort Lauderdale
MSN:
31-8152033
YOM:
1981
Flight number:
TTL217
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
6
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
14500
Captain / Total hours on type:
6550
Circumstances:

While approaching Florida, the pilot sent a mayday message and the twin engine aircraft crashed in the Atlantic Ocean, 8 miles off shore. All 7 occupants were rescued by a boat but the aircraft sunk. The pilot ditched the aircraft after a technical problem on the left engine.