Mother in search of son wants answers from police

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – A frantic Barbara Saunders on Thursday alleged that she has been unable to contact her son Marvin Pratt since he was arrested last week Wednesday by officers of the Drug Enforcement Unit. Saunders claimed that repeated attempts to inquire about Marvin at CDU, who may have also used the name Marvin Saunders, […]

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Missing pilot’s family enter phase two of search

Family seeking to raise $50,000, RBDF says search and recovery ongoing   More than a month after a small plane being flown by Byron Ferguson, 34, plunged into waters off New Providence, the Ferguson family has not given up its search and said yesterday it is preparing to enter phase two of that effort. The […]

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RBDF to determine this week if search efforts continue

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Tellis Bethel said last night that he and senior commanders of the organization will meet this week to determine the way forward with the search and recovery effort for a small plane that plunged in waters off western New Providence on Nov. 8. “We’ll meet this […]

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Commodore to determine way forward with crash search

Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Tellis Bethel suggested yesterday that after nearly three weeks of searching for missing pilot Byron Ferguson and the Piper Aztec plane that went down in waters off western New Providence, his organization will make a determination about continuing those efforts in a matter of days. “We are in the […]

Aviation authorities reviewing plane’s maintenance records

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As authorities advance their probe into the Nov. 8 plane crash in waters off western New Providence involving missing pilot Byron Ferguson, Kendal Dorsett Jr, the operations investigator for the Air Accident Investigation Department (AAID), said investigators were reviewing the maintenance records of the downed aircraft. In an interview with Eyewitness News, […]

RBDF scales back search, recovery efforts for pilot, plane

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commander Shone Pinder said yesterday that while search and recovery efforts are ongoing for a six-seater aircraft that crashed in waters off New Providence on November 8, those efforts were not being conducted at the same “pace that existed a few days ago”. “Right now, we are […]

Eyewitness special: A timeline review of recent plane crash

With Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis pledging to probe the protocols and procedures, and the agencies involved in the search and rescue efforts for missing pilot Byron Ferguson, 34, and the Piper Aztec plane he went down in on November 8, Eyewitness News has outlined a comprehensive timeline of events since the incident, which among […]

Joint search effort continues for missing aircraft

As yesterday marked 11 days since the Piper-Aztec aircraft piloted by Captain Byron Ferguson crashed off the northwest coast of New Providence on Nov. 8, a statement released last night by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) outlined that recovery efforts continue to yield findings of debris. “Altogether, a total of 11 days, five key […]

Sea, shoreline search for pilot continues

More airplane debris recovered Sunday NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Three rounds of search dives led by Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marines on Sunday marked day 10 of search and recovery efforts for pilot Byron Ferguson. Ferguson’s twin engine aircraft crashed in waters off the western tip of New Providence on Nov. 8, but only pieces of […]

Civilian divers discover pieces of crashed plane

RBDF search efforts questioned NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Less than two hours after civilian volunteer divers began an independent search on Thursday for missing pilot Byron Ferguson and his twin-engine Aztec aircraft that went down miles off Love Beach one week ago; divers discovered pieces of the plane and have called into question the search and […]