FLIGHT CHALLENGES: Aircraft failing to gain altitude contributed to its crash on Abaco, notes AAIA report

Two pilots confirmed sole passengers onboard at time of incident NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A plane that crashed in Treasure Cay, Abaco, on Monday and claimed the lives of two young pilots, reportedly had challenges gaining altitude upon take-off. According to initial reports from the Aircraft Accident Investigation Authority (AAIA), those challenges contributed to the accident. […]

Bimini plane crash leaves son dead and father in hospital

BIMINI, BAHAMAS — A 59-year-old man and his 20-year-old son were the sole passengers of a plane that crashed in shallow waters in South Bimini on Friday, according to the Aircraft Accident Investigation Authority (AAIA). The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from Bimini International Airport at approximately 10.10pm. The son succumbed to his injuries and the […]

SEARCH CONTINUES: Two Bahamian men still missing 48 hours after plane crash

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Authorities continue to search for two Bahamian men whose plane crashed in waters off Salina Point, Acklins, on Saturday. According to initial reports, the men departed New Providence en route to Inagua around 5pm but never arrived. Air Accident and Investigation Department (AAID) Chief Investigator Delvin Major advised members of the media […]

90% of downed air craft recovered

Final report expected next 90 days The majority of the parts from the mangled aircraft that went down in Andros in January have been recovered, investigators told Eyewitness News Online yesterday. Investigators attached to the Air Accident Investigation Department said, with the help of Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) marines, they were able to salvage […]

Andros plane crash UPDATE

Update: Central Andros Administrator, Glen Lightbourne, this afternoon confirmed that vital debris from the crash including flight documentation has been recovered. Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Tellis Bethell has also confirmed that defense force divers along with local fisherman retrieved body parts along with debris from the plane.