Charter flight makes emergency landing in Exuma

Charter flight makes emergency landing in Exuma

Incident involved Bahamian-registered aircraft

A C-6 single engine aircraft had to make an emergency landing in Exuma yesterday morning after the landing gear failed to open during its descent to land, according to authorities.

There were two people on board, including the pilot, who is Bahamian.

According to police, there were no injuries reported, however, the aircraft sustained minor damage.

Police said the private charter aircraft departed from Moss Town, Exuma, shortly after 8 a.m. and was en route to Staniel Cay, in the western part of the island.

However, on arrival to the destination, the front landing gear failed to open, authorities said.

The aircraft returned to Moss Town Airport and the pilot made an emergency landing.

The aircraft is a Bahamian registered aircraft, according to Air Accident Investigation Department Chief Investigator Delvin Major, who confirmed the pilot is Bahamian and based in Exuma.