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Last updated: 26 October 2021
Status:Preliminary - official
Date:Monday 17 August 2015
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE99 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 99 Airliner
Operator:Hummingbird Air
Registration: N128SF
MSN: U-87
First flight: 1969
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Codrington Airport, Barbuda (BBQ) (   Antigua and Barbuda)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Antigua-V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU/TAPA), Antigua and Barbuda
Destination airport:Codrington Airport, Barbuda (BBQ/TAPH), Antigua and Barbuda
A Hummingbird Air Beech 99 Airliner operating as a flight from VC Bird International Airport in Antigua, experienced landing accident at Codrington Airport in Barbuda. The airplane sustained apparent substantial damage to the right wing and there were no reported injuries to the pilot and five passengers onboard.
During the landing on runway 10 at Codrington, Barbuda the right main landing gear appears to have struck the edge of the paved surface at the threshold of the runway. This resulted in the collapse of that landing gear causing the right propeller to come into contact with the runway surface and the aircraft to veer off the right side of the runway approximately 280 meters from the threshold and coming to rest 29 meters from the runway centreline.

Runway excursion

» Antigua Observer
» ABS TV Radio Antigua & Barbuda


photo of Beechcraft-99-N59CA
accident date: 17-08-2015
type: Beechcraft 99
registration: N59CA

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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 Antigua-V.C. Bird International Airport to Codrington Airport, Barbuda as the crow flies is 55 km (35 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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