ASN Aircraft accident Chase YC-122C Avitruc N122E Bimini, Bahamas
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 11 January 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic c122 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Chase YC-122C Avitruc
Operator:Bush Aviation
Registration: N122E
First flight: 1953
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:50 km (31.3 mls) NW off Bimini, Bahamas (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL (FLL/KFLL), United States of America
Destination airport:Bimini International Airport (BIM/MYBS), Bahamas
The Chase Avitruc operated on a cargo flight from Fort Lauderale, FL and Bimini, Bahamas. It was transporting cargo for the production of a movie.
It failed to arrive at Bimini and a search plane reported seeing pieces of wreckage off Bimini.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, FL to Bimini International Airport as the crow flies is 97 km (61 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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