Search for second victim in plane crash futile
A second day of searching by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force for a second person believed to have been onboard a small plane that crashed in waters southwest of New Providence Tuesday afternoon proved futile yesterday.
Commander of Operations at the RBDF Lt. Commander Nedley Martinborough confirmed that the military organization, along with the US Coast Guard resumed its extensive search of waters near Gaulding Cay in the Berry Islands, however, no body or remnants of the plane was discovered.
The Guardianunderstands that two people were listed on the manifest-American pilot Vince Cog-Sing-Ley and Mark Davies.
The twin-engine beech 18 aircraft was en route to Lynden Pindling International Airport(LPIA)from Fort Lauderdale International Airport when it cashed in waters about seven miles southwest of New Providence sometime around 3p.m Tuesday.
A short while later, the body of a white American male was discovered, along with luggage containing women’s clothing and footwear, authorities said. The body had yet to be identified.
According to Martinborough, the impact of the crash was severe.
The plane is owned by Monarch Air Group in Fort Lauderdale, according to US Federal Aviation Administration records.