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Bahamas sightseeing flight ends in tragedy


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images-Caribbean-Cirrus_220660089_278831408From Caribbean 360

NASSAU, Bahamas, Moonday November 11, 2013, CMC – Four people were killed when their aircraft crashed in “low waters” while on a sightseeing tour on Sunday, the Civil Aviation Department’s Flight Standard Inspectorate has announced.

It said that the nationalities of the four people – two men and two women- were not known.

According to a brief statement issued by the Civil Aviation Department’s Flight Standard Inspectorate, the United States registered single engine aircraft, a Cirrus SR22, was on a visual flight rule (VFR) “while conducting a local sightseeing flight in the area of Freeport, Grand Bahama.

“The aircraft apparently ditched in low waters approximately seven miles North of the Freeport Control Tower. There were a total of four (4) persons on board the fatal flight – two males and two females,” the statement said.

It said the un-named pilot, who apparently survived the crash, held a valid Private Pilot License for single engine aircraft and was also a valid Third Class Medical Certificate.

“All four persons on board received fatal injuries. The nationality of the persons on board is unverified at this time,” the Civil Aviation Department’s Flight Standard Inspectorate said, adding that “the weather at the time of the accident was reportedly Visual Meteorological Conditions with light winds out of the north east, broken clouds at 10,000 feet and visibility greater than 10 miles”.

The statement said that investigators from the Civil Aviation Department’s Air Accident Investigation & Prevention Unit would be conducting an onsite field investigation.

A Cirruss SR22 (File Photo)

For more on this story go to: http://www.caribbean360.com/index.php/news/bahamas_news/1083911.html?utm_source=Caribbean360+Newsletters&utm_campaign=759688eabf-Vol_8_Issue_194_News11_11_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_350247989a-759688eabf-39393477#axzz2kNHRfyMF



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