Cessna Forced Landing off Coast of Belize

Saturday, September 13, 2008
By George Hatcher

What: Tropic Air Cessna Caravan
Where: The emergency landing occurred 20 feet off the coast of Belizean Beach, Belize
When: 9:40 a.m. minutes after taking off from the Municipal Airstrip
Who: Skillful landing by experienced pilot 33-year-old Roy Bradley prevented fatalities. The four Texans en route to Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) were Jonathon Brady, Lindsay Brady, David Yorke and Gay Yorke.
Why: The engine quit, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in the Caribbean Sea. Tropic Air says that the Cessna had a six month old engine.

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