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Four die in plane crash in Bahamas


SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Four die in plane crash in Bahamas

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NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC) – Four people were killed when their aircraft crashed in “low waters” while on a sightseeing tour yesterday, 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 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.

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