Three Travelling In Tropic Air Plane Survives Crash In Caribbean Sea Off Belize

On Tuesday (June 2), the three occupants of a Tropic Air plane all survived after their aircraft crashed into the Caribbean Sea. The travellers which were heading to Roatan in Honduras included pilot Denfield Borland, Honduran national Eddie Bodden and American Arthur Rogers.

According to local media reports, the CESSNA-182 single-engine plane departed from the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City before it begun experiencing mechanical difficulties around 4:45 pm. The aircraft went down between the Turneffe and Lighthouse Reef atolls. Elton Bennett of the Belize National Coast Guard told the media that the three men were subsequently taken to safety in a search and rescue operation.

This latest plane-related incident comes as the second in the last six months from the fleet of the Belize airline.

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(The plane crash which occurred in December 2014. All passengers survived the crash.)

On the 4th of December last year, another Tropic Air was trying to land at the Belize City Municipal Airport when it ran off the runway and landed a few feet away in shallow waters. There were five passengers and the pilot, all of which were not injured.

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