Monday, September 18, 2017

Beech 35 Bonanza, N3187V, Ronin Aero Group LLC: Incident occurred September 16, 2017 in Marathon, Monroe County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft force landed in the water ten (10) miles off the coast. The two (2) persons on board were rescued.

Ronin Aero Group LLC:

Date: 16-SEP-17
Time: 13:00:00Z
Regis#: N3187V
Aircraft Make: BEECH
Aircraft Model: BE35
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

On Sept. 16th 2017 at approximately 9:30 am FWC responded to a single-engine aircraft crashed into the water approximately four miles north of the west end of the 7 Mile Bridge.

The pilot contacted MCSO 911 who transferred him to FWC. FWC dispatched officers out of Marathon and Bahia Honda and the USCG sent a vessel from USCG Station Marathon.

The aircraft was completely submerged. The pilot and the passenger were able to leave the aircraft and hold onto two commercial trap buoys for flotation.

Coordinates were relayed from the pilot to FWC and the both the pilot and the passenger were pulled from the water in good condition.

The position of the aircraft was documented and FWC will complete an incident report to be turned over to the FAA. They were taking aerial photos of the hurricane damage.

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