Saturday, November 21, 2020

Cirrus SR22, N675N: Accident occurred November 21, 2020 near Mayaguana Airport (MYMM), Great Inagua, Bahamas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida 

Aircraft experienced engine issues, deployed the chute and landed in the water short of the runway.

Date: 21-NOV-20
Time: 17:31:00Z
Regis#: N675N
Aircraft Make: CIRRUS
Aircraft Model: SR22
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91
Country: BAHAMAS  

THE BAHAMAS (WSVN) – A United States Coast Guard crew has rescued a pilot after he was forced to perform an emergency landing in the Bahamas.

Photos from the scene show the plane in a wooded area connected to a parachute, Saturday.

A helicopter crew hoisted the pilot from the aircraft and transferred him to Providenciales International Airport in the Turks and Caicos with no reported injuries.

There were no other passengers on the plane, officials said.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — An aircraft that crashed in Mayaguana on Saturday reportedly experienced an engine malfunction, according to the Air Accident Investigation Authority (AAIA).

The sole pilot on board the Cirrus 22 aircraft was rescued.

The AAIA said it was advised of the incident around 1pm.

The US-registered plane was en route to Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera from Jose Aponte de la Torre Airport, Puerto Rico.

The AAIA said reports indicate the aircraft experienced an engine malfunction in the vicinity of Mayaguana, and the pilot initiated emergency protocols.

“The aircraft came to rest in an area that is inaccessible; subsequently a request was made to the United States Coast Guard for assistance,” the AAIA said in a report.

“The Coast Guard responded via the dispatch of OPBAT helicopter and the pilot was rescued with no reported injuries.

“The AAIA has opened an investigation into this occurrence as per the Aircraft Accident Investigation Authority Act 2019 and accompanying regulations and official notification has been transmitted to all local and international agencies as per the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).”

According to authorities, the pilot was airlifted to seek medical attention.


  1. US all collectively pay for federal search and rescue services!

    1. And the USCG will be there for you as well. Semper Paratus.

    2. "....the Coast Guard maintains SAR facilities on the East, West and Gulf coasts, as well as in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico, and on the Great Lakes and inland waterways."

  2. Middle of the day, was at 10,000 feet and 5 miles from 6700 x 150 ft paved runway at Mayaguana airport, descended, rode CAPS.

    Mayaguana airport lacks navaids, would have been a VFR approach. Was visibility an issue?

    1. Yeah, seems a little odd to me too. don't know all the weather, but looked OK during the rescue. at should have had no issue getting down on that runway.

  3. Removal of the downed aircraft is likely to be an expensive operation. Will a long line helicopter be found near Turks and Caicos to haul it out, or a path be hacked to reach it?

    In cases like this, would the insurance company turn over salvage rights to the Bahama Authorities in return for a release from cleanup responsibilities?

    1. Bahamians are impoverished. It will be a lot lighter, sans engine and avionics by the time the salvage operation begins.

  4. hoisted him up with his carry on luggage and all. THAT is service !


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