- One dead, ten injured.
A 77 year old American died after a plane crashed in Bahamas just off the coast of New Providence. Ten other passengers were reportedly injured. The plane, a twin-engine Piper Navajo aircraft, crashed in waters off Clifton Pier in western New Providence around 8:30 am early Tuesday. Authorities at the scene confirmed that 11 people were onboard the aircraft and according to sources “the plane, operated by Ferguson Air, may have lost an engine”.
Bahamas police have since related that the pilot notified air traffic controllers that he was experiencing difficulties before bringing the plane down on a area of water in the Clifton Pier area, just short of the Lynden Pindling International Airport. It is reported that the 10 survivors, six Americans and four Bahamians, were rescued by staff from a nearby diving business and taken by ambulance to hospital in Nassau. The crash is the second fatal plane crash in a month to have occurred in the Bahamian region, with the last one claiming the life of popular evangelist, Dr. Myles Munroe.
Extracted and modified from Caribbean 360