Date: July 13, 2003
Time: 1530
Location: Off Treasure Cay, Bahamas
Operator: Air Sunshine
Flight #: ?
Route: Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Treasure Cay
AC Type: Cessna 402C
Registration: N314AB
cn / ln: 402C0413
Aboard: 10   (passengers:9  crew:1)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:2  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: Twenty miles west of its destination, at an altitude of 3,500 ft., the right engine began coming apart and throwing parts out of the cowling. Although the right engine was feathered, flaps and gear retracted and full power applied t the left engine, the plane could not maintain altitude and the pilot ditched the aircraft 15 miles from its destination. All passengers and the pilot were able to exit from the plane before it sank but 2 passengers subsequently died. The in-flight failure of the right engine and the pilot's failure to adequately manage the airplane's performance after the engine failed. The right engine failure resulted for inadequate maintenance that was performed by Air Sunshine's maintenance personnel during undocumented maintenance. Contributing to the passenger fatalities was the pilot's failure to provide an emergency briefing after the right engine failed.

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